Artists for Joint Experimental Performance
December 03, 2019
Eight Artists are to stage up a collaborative performance cautioning, while drawing contrast and comparative narratives about the environment. The event is to conclude a four-week Arts residency at Rwanda Arts Initiative in partnership with Kigali Goethe Institut, facilitated by guest Artists Alla Popp and Sarah Wenzinger.
The event themed Relocating Narratives
will be taking place at the Rwanda Arts Initiative space in Kimihurura on
December 7, will feature works by Artists Greta Ingabire, Yannick N. Kamanzi,
Louise Mutabazi, Kivumbi King, Eric 1key, Natacha Muziramakenga, Alla Popp and
Sarah Wenzinger , all of various art forms, who all seek to explore different
levels of perspective and perception in a non-linear conversation about the
connection of past, present, future and the transformative possibilities of
reassembling narratives for the future environment.
Linear timelines are cancelled. We are surrounded by voices, thoughts, organisms, systems of order, master plans, micro cosmos, the invisible, the past, the living world, 4.55 billion years old stones, and all that we cannot recognize. How do we “make sense”, how can we communicate with it, how can we think of a common future?
Augmented reality, sound, poetry, and performance allow us to discover and link new narratives beyond linearity. We invite you to an evening without order and answer. Together we want to raise new questions and practice transformation: It remains complicated.
to the Editor
Greta Ingabire is a performing and visual artist; writer, poet, painter and actress.
She attended the one art school of fine art in Rwanda, learning graphic arts for 3 years.
She continued practicing different art disciplines after the 3 years, exhibited her first solo exhibition in July this year 2019. She considers herself an expressionist artist because she mainly focuses on human emotions and different life stories.
Louise Mutabazi was born in France. She holds a Master in Creative Writing.
The body in its multiple identities and variations is at the center of her creative work. Some of her texts have been published in the fanzine Jef Klak, in OURS magazine and on the platform Blacks to the future.
For the past 4 years she has been working as a production manager for theatre and dance companies.
Kivumbi King is a 20 year old poet in Kigali, Rwanda. Spent most of his childhood in Burundi and studied in Kampala, Uganda. We won himself an award at the age of 18 for Kigali Vibrates with Poetry (KVP) competition and since then Kivumbi has also been a recording artist recording hip hop, afro beats and slam poetry.
Yannick N. Kamanzi a content creator, trained in contemporary dance and theater directing. His work revolves around the generational cut and the need to reclaim and redefine origins and culture. His work has been featured on different platforms; Radio live in the french festival d’automne 2019, Umbumuntu art festival 2019 were he has collaborated with Juilliard graduates under the collaborative arts ensemble. He currently works with performing arts companies mainly Mashirika and Amizero Dance Kompagnie.
Natacha Muziramakenga is a multidisciplinary artist. She writes, acts, improvises, sings, plays fire staff and has recently started her debut career as a curator. She is also a cultural manager. In 2018, she started with her partner Clementine Dusabejambo, a film production house that will also serve as a hub for filmmakers. Simultaneously, she is experimenting with her artistic career that took a turn towards mixed media where she plays with poetry, visual arts and improvisation to expand the dimensions of expressions of a single concept.
Eric 1key is known as a multilingual poet. As a multidisciplinary artist, he is experimenting with various media formats to express his creativity. He strongly believes in both the beauty and functionality aspects that art bring to the world und just wants to add up on that.
is a project director and artist-researcher from Berlin. She studied theater directing at the HFS Ernst Busch and conceived free performances and participatory collaborative projects with contemporary art institutions. In her work, she explores immersive forms between performance, ritual, politics, and discourse at the Intersections and blanks of the working systems.
is a digital media and performance artist with a background in state administration and Master of Science degree in political management. Born in Russia, she studied digital art and media at the University of Art and Design Offenbach. Her work is mainly focused on the emancipatory potential of the digital technology for the future of humanity at large.
“It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.”
― Donna J. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble, Making Kin in the Chthulucene
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