That, Around Which The Universe Resolves:
On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space
Chapter 2 Düsseldorf
At FFT KAMMERSPIELE | Jahnstraße 3 | 40215 Düsseldorf
with Adéola Olagunjú, Christian Nyampeta, Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Rehema Chachage, Knut Klaßen, Jan Lemitz, Llyod Nyikadzino, Monika Gintersdorfer, Hauke Heumann, Franck Edmond Yao alias Gadoukou la Star, Gotta Depri
Collaborators Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, QDance Center, Njelele Art Station, Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf, Kampnagel
Artistic direction Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Curatorial team Elena Agudio, Anna Jäger, Saskia Köbschall
With Adéola Ọlagunjú, Christian Nyampeta, Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Rehema Chachage, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Jan Lemitz
|20:00||Performance Rehema Chachage|
A balancing act: The Kiboko
|20:00||Performance Llyod Nyikadzino|
I am Marah
|20:00||Lecture-Performance Christian Nyampeta|
De-Formation: A Transformal Sketch of Rhythm and the Rest
|21:00||Performance Nathalie Mba Bikoro|
If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness)
|17:00||Performance Gintersdorfer/Klaßen feat. Hauke Heumann & Franck Edmond Yao|
Rhythmusanalyse – Kurztrip Lagos | fragmentarische Ergebnisse streben zum Ganzen
|18:00||Performance Gintersdorfer/Klaßen feat. Llyod Nyikadzino und Gotta Depri|
Wenn du es nicht weißt, dann frag!
Everywhere where there is interaction between a place, a time and an expenditure of energy, there is rhythm.
The research, performance and exhibition projectThat, Around Which The Universe Revolves brings together visual artists, urbanists, photographers, performers and theorists to investigate the interrelations of space and time, memory, architecture and urban planning through Henri Lefebvre’s concept of Rhythmanalysis.
The cities of Lagos, Düsseldorf, Harare, Hamburg and Berlin will be engaged in a network that investigates their specific urban epistemologies and histories. The cities will serve as laboratories of an investigation into the temporal and spacial dimensions of everyday urban life, seen through the interrelations between the body, rhythm and urban structures.
The second chapter invites artists to engage with Germany’s colonial past through the locale of Düsseldorf. Photographer Adéola Olagunjú and actor Lloyd Nyikadzino are invited for a 3-week residency to critically engage with rhythms of history within the city, by questioning how heritage is produced, reshaped and unmade as an archive of rhythms.
The artists Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Jan Lemitz, Christian Nyampeta and Rehema Chachage are invited to join them for the presentation and performance of works together with Gintersdorfer/ Klaßen at FFT Düsseldorf as well as in public space.
Funding The project is funded by the TURN fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation