I kroywara I: I walk with you, you walk with I


Between November 2021 until November 2022, I am Curator-in-Residence at Readytex Art Gallery. This follows a self-guided process combined with Aruetopia’s International Mentoring Program and is executed as THIRD Research Program to document performance philosophy. This project can be traced back to 2016, in which I have focused on tracking the known and the unknown in context of the America’s through my ritual PSYCHOMAMIO.

In Suriname mamio is a blanket created from remnants of fabrics. PSYCHOMAMIO refers to a non-existing manual. I refer to this metaphor as The Negro Bible: a tool to perform space in time. This machine of documentation aims for a factory of agency, in which I dialogue with the Process with the aim to encounter the Other. Therefore, my focus is on tracking traces of times.

I imagine to be in collaboration with a dialogue between Boni and Kwasi. Both are 18th century figures in context of Suriname. In the pursuit to encounter their conversation, my focus on temporal spatiality relates to an equilibrium of the imperial; a process in which information – such as ideas, thoughts, feelings, expressions and convictions – is composed by physical and spiritual conversations. This way of social practice ‘walks’ simultaneously with contemporary art.

In fact, I spontaneously imagine and methodologically create through rituals of reflection. Generally I asking: How come democracy – regardless of whether it goes left or right, down or up – ends up in a catastrophe?

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