From Friday 5 October through 25 November – which means the entire Explore festival – Lân fan taal’s fourth video projection will be playing at the Oldehove. This multilingual audio-visual production is entitled 1954 – We zijn er bijna (1954 – We’re nearly there), and was produced by music and spoken word collective VANTA, new media collective WERC and rapper Freska. On 15 December 1954, Queen Juliana signed the Statute for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This gave Suriname and the Dutch Antilles the status of a country within the Kingdom. It was a promise to develop an equal relationship between what initially were conqueror and oppressed peoples. An equal relationship between people who interpret the world with different languages: Dutch, Sranan Tongo (and some ten other Surinamese languages), Frysk, Papiamento and English. 1954 poses questions about the past sixty years. Why do so many misunderstandings exist? What is the power hidden behind words?
Donderdag, vrijdag & zaterdag | 20:00-20:30
Oldehove - free entrance