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spelling / spilling out possession Kirstin Burckhardt performs a text by Jonathan Echeverri Zuluaga,
Oct. 5, 2019, 10pm, Haus der Statistik, Berlin
Spoken word performance, two video projections, wireless microphone, speaker, 30 minutes
Photography by Dani Montenk and Jessica Owusu Boakye

A spoken word performance on body appropriation between sensuality and colonialism.


Text by Jonathan Echeverri Zuluaga (PhD), professor at the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia). His current research focuses on recent African Diasporas in South America. He has been our conversation partner and collaborator in the framework of own own body own.

This performance premiered in the Haus der Statistik initiative in Berlin in the framework of their collaboration with the Network of the Independent Berlin Project Spaces and Initiatives. Various project spaces and initiatives are invited to use the Haus der Statistik spaces for different artistic purposes. As part of this unique project in Berlin, L’oiseau présente was selected to launch its performance series with Kirstin Burckhardt in October 2019, curated by Anke Völk.