Gospel of Wealth
Shadow #2: Performance
With Jumoke Adeyanju, Natisa Exocé Kasongo, Thomias Radin, and Maxime Rogron alias Delawhere
Erich Thurner offers a tactile tour for blind and visually impaired visitors on the topic of colonial culture of remembrance in public space on Nettelbeckplatz.
The offer is free of charge.
On Open Monument Day, we invite you to an urban performance in which the paper cast of the monument will be transformed. The site of the performance is another public square that carries a history of violence in its name: Nettelbeckplatz, which commemorates the colonial propagandist and slave trader Joachim Nettelbeck.
Viewing life as a gold rush will result in worshiping the golden calf and the golden rule becomes that those who have the gold, rule!
Spirituality drops out!
Morality drops out!
Collateral damage. The myth of the one reigning over the existence of many.
Many of you, many of us, many of them, many of me are echoing inside the empty shell of the one.
Bigidi bigidi, head up fast forward!
Gospel of wealth questions the impact of the glorification of a western colonial figure and its heritage within the individual and collective consciousness, from an Afro-diasporic perspective. From Nigeria through Congo to the Caribbean.
In the performance, we encounter several mythologies, embodied by sonic and danced intervention. We aim to open a new conversation acknowledging and valuing collectivity over the myth of a political figure and material wealth.
Concept Thomias Radin
Performers Natisa Exocée Kasongo, Jumoke Adeyanju Thomias Radin
Sound Artist Delawhere
Artistic Direction Various & Gould
Curation Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock
Project Management Britt Janina Heinker
Curatorial Assistance Lili Somogyi, Antonio Pedro Mendes
Production Assistance Billy Fowo, Sagal Farah, Jörg-Peter Schulze, Alina Kologriwaja
Management Lema Sikod
Communication Anna Jäger
Accessibility Annika Hirsekorn
Simple Language Christina Stark
Design Juan Pablo García Sossa
Photo Documentation Raisa Galofre
Video Documentation Frederic Leitzke (editude pictures), Florian Lampersberger
Support The project is funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin and the Berlin Projektfonds Urbane Praxis, with kind support by Zapf Umzüge.