Collective Performance: Declaration of Independence
Bergen Kunsthall’s commission is a collective performance ‘Declaration of Independence’, is based on a workshop for women of colour.
Bergen Kunsthall invited London-based artist Barby Asante to develop and convene a workshop for women of colour during Sandra Mujinga’s exhibition “SONW – Shadow of New Worlds”. The workshop continues Asante’s ongoing artistic research “As Always a Painful Declara- tion of Independence” and explores the social, cultural and political agency of women of colour, as they navigate historic legacies of colonialism, independence, migration andthe contemporary global sociopolitical climate.
In a 2-days workshop at Bergen Kunsthall, participants are invited to discuss and explore historic spaces, personal archives and collections and to co-create a space for conversation, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment. The workshop resulted in a collective performance.
Photo Nayara Leite