How to prepare for a hurricane

2019.10.03 - 2019.10.03

How to prepare for a hurricane pt. 2

Performance and editorial release

Thursday, 3 October, 5-6:30 pm
Göteborgs Konsthall 
In English

Performance by Quinsy Gario with the participation of Glenda Martinus and Jörgen Gario. Release of L’Internationale Online

On September 5th 1995 the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten experienced its worst hurricane in recorded history. How to prepare for a hurricane pt. 2 is a performance that centers on one family’s experience of that devastating event. A mother and her two sons contemplate loss, forgiveness and fundamental changes in the face of a life altering event with poetry, music and blue tarp.

Quinsy Gairo (Curaçao/St. Maarten/The Netherlands) is a performance poet and visual artist who focuses on decolonial remembering and disruption. The performance is a commission by L'Internationale Online, co-produced with Van Abbemuseum.

The evening also marks the release of L’Internationale Online’s newest e-publication, Living With Ghosts: Legacies of Colonialism and Fascism, a collection of contributions examining how the resurgence of (neo)fascist sentiments is intrinsically connected to contemporary forms of racialised politics, which have their bedrock in the colonial project.

Event organized by L’Internationale Online and Valand Art Academy, in collaboration with Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art and Göteborgs Konsthall. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.