◎ I’M SINGING BLACK ◎
📎18.00 - meeting point at Biblioteca Schlandersburg, Via Castello Di Silandro 6
⋰ Curated by Gianpaolo Chiriacò
Slavery has been a big part of the human experience. Modern States were based on slavery. Slavery exists even today, as part of the contemporary system of exploitation. Modern human conditions resemble a new version of slavery: instead of people selling us or renting us out we rent out ourselves. Also, we respond to the modern movement of people by limiting them and erecting new sanctuaries of slavery.
“I’m Singing Black” is a performance, created by refugees and asylum seekers based in South Tyrol, that includes choir singing, storytelling, videos and a marching band. It explores the power of voice. To escape slavery, one has to embark on a journey without maps. The only guides are voices that tell us stories, that support and accompany.
◎ TWICE THE FIRST TIME ◎
📎20.30 - Vezzano, Capannone Mair Joseph, Zona produttiva Vezzano 14
Napoleon Maddox voice, concept
DJ Menas · Eddy Kwon violin
Erik Sevret saxophone
Sorg Beat maker, macchine
Brent Olds bass
D’Anna Kennedy drums
While revealing the narrative of two conjuncted twins, born in slavery in the 19th century United States, “Twice the First Time” addresses contemporary issues of discrimination, identity, and divisive societies. The work is the result of a two-year project in which Napoleon Maddox led several workshops in America, France, and Italy, elaborating on the idea that we are slaves of our own identity.