8. Phototriennale Hamburg -
Under the motto of the Photo-Triennale "Currency", the colonial coins from East Africa will be set in motion at the MHG through a - photographically captured - dance intervention. Together with the dancer Eva Lomby will the expressive power of the body be included as a source of inspiration in Schwagga's creative process. The result is a collage of photographs and exhibits from the MHG and also from the Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK).

The photographer illuminates various aspects from different perspectives: historical, (post-) colonial, cultural, social, aesthetic, technical. At the same time, Schwagga takes up the view of the formerly colonized. What meaning and function did these coins have - for whom? What were the economic, social and cultural effects of the introduction of colonial currency in the former colony of German East Africa?

Through the artistic installation, a change of perspective and meaning is to be made possible in several respects, which throws a different light on history!

Curator: Yolanda Gutiérrez
Assistance: Lucia Lilien Heffner
Photographer: Chris Schwagga
Dancer: Eva Lomby
Video: Yolanda Gutiérrez /Munimum Art (Editing)

A production of Museum for Hamburg History together with Phototriennale Hamburg and Yolanda Gutiérrez (SHAPE THE FUTURE).
Funded by the Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg and the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg. As well as from the Dachverband Tanz for research funding.