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Koleka Putuma
HULLO, BU-BYE, KOKO, COME IN
Performance, Spoken Word
Location brut nordwest
Language English
Duration approx. 60 min
Price EUR 15
Dates
3. September
Friday
Time 8.30pm
 
4. September
Saturday
Time 8.30pm
 
5. September
Sunday
Time 8.30pm
 
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
  • Evening programme

    To download the evening programme please click here.

  • Q & A

    4 September, following the performance

Collective Amnesia, an anthology of poems published in 2017, is a questioning of South Africa’s history, an examination of patriarchy, racism, and gender-based violence – and it took Koleka Putuma on an international reading tour. With her latest work Hullo, Bu-bye, Koko, Come In, the young poet reacts to success and reflects on her position as a Black artist in White institutions, asking: ‘Why are you always hijacking our narratives with your gaze?’ With their powerful language, her texts examine the precarious proximity of hyper-visibility and disappearance, being swallowed up when one’s voice is hijacked and bought: ‘europe asks if it can touch my hair / backspace / europe touches my hair’. Together with artists from Cape Town, Putuma creates a musical-performative reading of her new poems for the Wiener Festwochen, radically questioning the points of view between audience and performers.

  • Artistic Team

    Text, Performance Koleka Putuma Projections, Visual design Inka Kendzia Composition, Sounddesign Mr Sakitumi Dramaturgy Jason Jacobs Vocals Odwa Bongo Video, Photo Sara GF de Gouveia Light design Bamanye Yeko, Dara Kometz Set design Koleka Putuma, Robyn-Lee Pretorius Costume Koleka Putuma Costume making Kirsten Henry, Zayaan Majiet Production management Dara Kometz Tour management Robyn-Lee Pretorius

  • Production

    A commission and a production by Wiener Festwochen

    Premiere September 2021, Wiener Festwochen

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