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Andrew Tay & Stephen Thompson:
Make Banana Cry

 
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  • © Manuel Vasson
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  • Thu, 26.05.2022 20:30
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  • Fri, 27.05.2022 20:30
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  • Sat, 28.05.2022 20:30
    Kampnagel – K1

In Make Banana Cry 6 artists confront western society’s perception of “Asian ness” in a critical performance that reclaims, protests against and subverts clichés. Sitting in the tension between identity and stereotypes, the performers continuously deconstruct cultural codes using an arsenal of randomly selected objects in an attempt to shake off the weight of violent representation and fetishization. 

Make Banana Cry is a continuous barrage of body politics, a durational parade which contemplates the problematics of “universal” western popular culture while drawing on the artistic background of each of the invited artists. Visual artist Dominique Petrin creates an immersive fake museum “exhibition” as the container for the work, encouraging the public to consider the history of colonization within cultural institutions and museums.

“Make Banana Cry reminds us that we are both products and producers of the society we live in, carriers and transmitters of cultural identities. And that unlike the stereotypes we are bombarded with every day, contemporary identities are never fixed, never frozen and never one-dimensional.” -The Dance Current


»We need more of these kinds of performances as we aim to move away from stereotypes to create art that embodies the complexity of defining and claiming identity in a multicultural contemporary western society.« The Dance Current
»A contagious and disturbing work that will not leave you indifferent« DF Danse

  • Performance: Francesca Chudnoff, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Cynthia Koppe, Sehyoung Lee, Andrew Tay, Stephen Thompson
  • Rauminstallation: Dominique Pétrin
  • Production: Romane de Montgrand
  • Tour technician and light design: Öykü Önder
  • Photo: Claudia Chan Tak, Manuel Vasson

With the support of Festival TransAmériques, as part of FTA Respirations, Canada Council for the Arts, MAI (Montréal arts interculturels) and as part of residency support from CCOV (Centre de Création O Vertigo). 

The Hamburg shows are supported by Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.


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