THE TURTLES THAT NEVER MET by Zandile Darko
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About the Event
In this performance, Zandile Darko – or should we rather say a turtle? – mediates through different times and geographical spaces, sharing her relations to humans, animals, ancestors and archives. Expect a lecture performance setup, with books, a laptop, and scattered costumes.
It all started with colonial objects at the Zoological Museum in Zandile’s hometown Hamburg. Well, it started when she engaged with a specific turtle at the Zoological museum. Actually, that’s not quite true; the beginning really happened when Zandile decided she wanted to investigate how she could embody animals. To be honest, the beginning is not quite clear … what we certainly know is that one hundred twenty years ago two pet turtles were held by members of the artist’s family in Ghana and what is today Poland.
How can different perspectives and stories exist equally besides each other? The audience is invited to go on a journey and witness the artists practices of ‘being in relation’.
Two more performances of our First Year students are being presented the same day, "Who are you anyway? by Maya Nitzan and "I know this much true" by Katrina Duka. Check out for more information and reserve your spot!
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