From 2017 I realized my first decolonizing-silent-walk-performative city tour URBAN BODIES PROJECT. This was invited to the international festival THEATER DER WELT. Afterwards, this project was invited to Amsterdam, to the international dance festival JULIDANS, and to Stuttgart, to the festival DIE IRRITIERTE STADT. Later, the project DECOLONYCITIES followed in Hamburg in 2019 and 2021. Both will be supervised by a diverse and international team under the new platform founded by myself called SHAPE THE FUTURE."

 
Phototriennale Hamburg - Mai 2022
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
Production: SHAPE THE FUTURE
Photographer: Chris Schwagga
Dancer: Eva Lomby
Video: Munimum Art

A production of Museum for Hamburg history together with Phototriennale Hamburg and Yolanda Gutiérrez (SHAPE THE FUTURE).

 
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SHAPE THE FUTURE - 2022

Expansion of management structures and expansion of international cooperation

 
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URBAN BODIES PROJECT - MEXICO

Dance-activist interventions as a silent-walk-decolonizing city tour in Mexico city with German and Mexican dancers

 
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