piar - I can not see - Stay behind

Perfocraze International at crazinisT artisT studiO, Kumasi, Ghana

In February 2021 I stayed and worked at pIART in Kumasi, Ghana. The project included several segments. Two live and video performance in public space and the workshop Unfolding-Unwrapped . It’s for the first time I was involved in a interdisciplinary and collaboration project in Africa.

Curator Ve-Bene E.K. Fiatsi

The project is supported by crazinisT artisT studiO, and Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands.

Side Specific Performance in Kumasi Ghana 

On the 9th of February 2021 I conducted in collaboration with Eric Kofi a live performance on a pedestrian bridge in the center of Kumasi, Ghana. The had the title I Can Not See - Stay Behind"

The video work is based on the live performance "I can not see - Stay behind ". The project was created and conducted with the Ghanaian artist Eric Kofi. Instead just to make a documentary video of the performance, we edited at the same time the performance as an experimental video art work. The goal is that the audience see the performance with a new approach and from an different perspective. The work approach three subjects related to the relation between black and white people,

First: The culture clashes and different views how we see the world and relations between us. Often burdened with events from the past and history. Which make often relations between different cultures and people with different colours unconscious uneasy. 

Second:  About to built up trust between different humans but as well how you react when discovering new horizons and to be set into a new environment.

Third: Are you willing and able to see and accept the new environments or you just afraid or dislike everything, maybe just to look for a reason to confirm your prejudice thoughts by just accepting your own small horizon and toughs. Moving back into your cocoon.

Social Sculpture Workshop Unfolding-Unwrapped in Kumasi Ghana

On the 13th of February 2021 I conducted my Social Sculpture Workshop “Unfolding-Unwrapped”

with a small but very creative group of participants. The workshop was presented in public space in the Aparde suburb of Kumasi, Ghana. The workshop was part of my recent art project at pIART 2021 (perfocraze_international). Curator Va-Bene E.K Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT)

train journey 

With Martin Toloko, Marlene G. Prinz, Amudzi Mawuenya, Johannes C. Gerard / Camera: Sammy. A mixed group of people of different culture backgrounds and genders are waiting for the train. The train arrives and they start their journey. However during the journey the train encounters an obstacle. The rail is broken. All the passengers and the machinist leave the train looking at the rail and try to repair it. Will they succeed in fixing the rail so that the train could continue it’s journey.

or-ga-nis-mus / pIAR 2021

Opening 27th of August 2021

Alliance Francaise Kumasi.

Old Bekwai Street, Ahodow Roundabout

Kumasi, Ghana

(also  live stream on zoom, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube )

Presented by perfocraze international Artist Residence 2021 in collaboration with Alliance Francaise. 

or-ga-nis-mus is the final exhibition of this year's pIAR residence period. The show presents video, performance, installation, photography and graphic work of 15 artists who stayed at pIAR this year

Two video’s work of mine will be screened which I created during my stay at pIAR in February 2021

train journey

I can not see – Stay behind (art video version of the live performance with Eric Kofi)