Congotay! Congotay! (The Understories) is part of an artistic research project by Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro mapping Berlin’s involvement in colonial crimes as well as resistance movements. Her findings are revealed in films and images, found objects, archival traces, and especially audio pieces. The work brings together narratives from the 1920s to 1940s that honor feminist voices in Afrofuturism and reflect critically on the involvement of the German creative industry in the exploitation and murder of diasporic communities. They invite us to look anew at (un)known places in the city and to encounter them as sites of remembrance and reparation.
Part of the exhibition
Thunder in Your Throat
Navild Acosta & Fannie Sosa, Catherine Biocca, Kamilla Bischof, Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze & Tekla Aslanishvili, Anne Duk Hee Jordan & Pauline Doutreluingne, Theresa Kampmeier, Ezgi Kılınçaslan, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Jens Pecho, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Eva Seufert
March 4 – May 1, 2022
Tue–Sun 12–6 pm, Thu 12–8 pm
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Installation views Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), 2021. Photo © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe