Dambudzo
nora chipaumire
EUR 20
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approx. 1 hr 30 min
Dates
11 June
Tuesday
Time 7pm
 
12 June
Wednesday
Time 7pm
 
13 June
Thursday
Time 7pm
 
14 June
Friday
Time 7pm
 
11 June
Tuesday
23 June
Sunday
Time 10am-6pm
Installation Dambudzo
 
11 June
Tuesday
Time 7pm
 
12 June
Wednesday
Time 7pm
 
13 June
Thursday
Time 7pm
 
14 June
Friday
Time 7pm
 
11 June
Tuesday
23 June
Sunday
Time 10am-6pm
Installation Dambudzo
 
© Mieke Ulfig

In this sculpture-cum-sound installation complemented by live movement performance, multidisciplinary artist nora chipaumire animates the resonances of the word ‘Dambudzo’, creating a radical, participatory space of decolonised possibility. A Shona word that translates as ‘trouble’, ‘Dambudzo’ evokes the ideas of radical African thinkers like Dambudzo Marechera, Steve Biko and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o that intersect with chipaumire's own thoughts and lived experiences as well as current political reality and leadership in Africa and the "trouble" required to resist colonial and neocolonial control in the past and present. In a structure built to resemble an informal bar hosted in a private home where tenants and locals gather to drink and talk revolution, and to the sounds of Jit music, chipaumire and her tribe of artists will bring to life the promises and betrayals entailed in the dream of freedom. In this convergence of music, sound, site and space, they ask audiences to actively co-conspire in order to envision new possible worlds.

Artistic Team

Concept, Creative Direction nora chipaumire With nora chipaumire, McIntosh "SoKo" Jerahuni (Mbira), Tatenda Chabarwa (Mbira), Tyrone Isaac-Stuart, Shamar Wayne Watt, Beauty Katiji, Fatima Katiji, Jonathan Kudakwashe Daniel Recorded music Bhundu Boys Sound design Franz Schütte Technical production, Production Direction Heidi Eckwall Management Mirna Matosic, Alexandra Ripp, Svenja Wichmann Distribution Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype

Production

A commission of Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien Production company chipaumire Residency Callie’s Berlin
company chipaumire is supported by the Mellon Foundation.

Premiere June 2024, Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien

Please note

We regret that latecomers will not be admitted to this production. Thank you for your understanding.

Age recommendation

14+

Please note

Dambudzo is a cooperation with the mumok and the exhibition Avant-garde and Liberation. Contemporary Art and Decolonial Modernism, which opens on 6 June. Further information is available at mumok.at

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