Zandile Darko – or should we rather say a turtle? – mediates through different times and spaces, sharing her relations to humans, animals, ancestors and archives. The artist’s imagination is as much a source for stories as encounters with family members and one very specific turtle.
It all started with colonial objects at the Zoological Museum in Zandile’s hometown Hamburg. Well, it started when she engaged with a specific turtle at the Zoological museum: the turtle that never was…
Concept, performance, text: Zandile Darko
Outside eye, concept, costume: Jelka Plate
Dramaturgy, concept: Claude Jansen
With texts by: Bernard Darko, Grethlis Talvik
Soundscape: Freya F. Röbbert
Special thanks to Yasmeen Ghrawi
Coproduction COME IN TENT
Funded by Kulturstiftung Hamburg and Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg
Premiere 28 October 2021 as part of the festival "Re-Enactment of Things - female perspectives on decolonisation"
28./30./31. October at M.Bassy Hamburg