Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway

Exhibition at Kunstverein Tiergarten / Galerie Nord (07.12.2018 – 12.01.2019)
with Didi Cheeka, Constanze Fischbeck, Abraham Oghobase, Discoteca Flaming Star

Performance at S A V V Y Contemporary (14.12.2018)
Discoteca Flaming Star (CGB, Sofia Lomba, Sara Pereira and WM) and Donna Ogunnaike

What impact do landscape transformations have on our visual, oral and musical narrations, between documentation and fiction, about a specific place?

In exhibition and performance, NEVER MEMORIZE POEMS IN LANDSCAPE LEEWAY offers different artistic approaches to the relation between strategies of collective memory, construction of utopias, memories and fictions in two very different regions and continents: the devastated post-mining landscapes of Lausitz/Germany and Enugu/Nigeria. Discoteca Flaming Star (CGB, Sofia Lomba, Sara Pereira and WM) presented a new fragment of their horror comedy cycle "Ingrid“ (2003 – present) called “Landscape Leeway“. Its protagonist Ingrid finds herself the devastated post-mining landscape of Lausitz, Germany, a landscape inhabited by ghosts from sunken villages and buried deserts. DFS' approach to memory, politically shaped landscape and monstrosity, marked by personal narrative and contingency, will be superimposed with the poetry of Donna Ogunnaike who among other things examines songs of the miners' wives in Enugu. By means of poetry, film and music, they explore the complex relationship between nature, landscape and transformation, collective transmission of cultural heritage, memory and history/ies and geopolitical utopias.

With kind support from:  Bezirklicher Förderfonds, Fonds für Präsentationsformen zeitgenössischer Kunst der Senatsverwaltung Kultur und Europa and Goethe-Institut Lagos.

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Ingrid, Landscape Leeway, Video Still, 2018
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Ingrid, Landscape Leeway, performance at S A V V Y Contemporary, Berlin 2018
Photos: DFS
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Ingrid, Landscape Leeway, Video Still, 2018
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Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway, exhibition a tKunstverein Tiergarten / Galerie Nord, 2018
Photo: WM
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Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway, exhibition a tKunstverein Tiergarten / Galerie Nord, 2018
Photo: Ulrike Riebel
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Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway, exhibition a tKunstverein Tiergarten / Galerie Nord, 2018
Photo: WM