PASS Amsterdam

Revisit moments from the PASS landing in Amsterdam

From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live in Amsterdam from the OBA Central Library.

PASS is an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community, featuring collaborations with artists and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; prompting us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to imagine how worlds connect.

Listen to Kodwo Eshun further entangling our imaginations with ‘Music of Resilience’, recorded on day two of the intervention. For more from PASS in Amsterdam, please visit our Mixcloud

 

Other contributions  include ‘Black Stereo’ (Jimmy Rage and Bamba Al Mansour), Chandra Frank, Franck Biyong, Sammy Baloji, Akinbode AkinbiyiFaustin Linyekula and Jose Pereelanga paying tribute to Franco and TPOK, Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler reminding you to ‘Count Your Blessings’, Angele Etoundi Essamba, ‘Protest Pop’ with Neo Muyanga, Em’kal Eyongapka,  Aurelie Lierman and many many more. More about the landing can be found here.

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PASS in Amsterdam Daily Runnings: Monday 12 December

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PASS in Amsterdam is underway at the OBA Central Library. This PASS live studio will feature a 5-day programme, running daily from 14:00 – 20:00 (GMT +1), with artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; to prompt us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to imagine how worlds connect. Monday 12 December 14:00 – Chandra Frank 15:30 – Ato Malinda 16:00 – Jimmy Rage w/ Bamba Al Mansour 18:00 – Franck Biyong …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Kodwo Eshun

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Kodwo Eshun is a British-Ghanaian writer, theorist, lecturer and filmmaker based in London. Along with Anjalika Sagar, Eshun founded the The Otolith Group, a research based artists organisation focused on exploring the moving image, the archive, the sonic and the aural within the gallery context. The Otolith Group have exhibited their works worldwide and are commissioned to develop and exhibit their art works, research and publications by a wide range institutions. This work acts as a resource that is documented on …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: DJ Jumanne

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Amsterdam based DJ Jumanne, aka J4, is a DJ and founder of Africanhiphop.com, the oldest website dedicated to hip hop cultures on the continent. He’s been running African Hip Hop since 1997, chronicling the development and rise of African hip-hop through the past nineteen years. African Hip Hop now runs a 24/7 radio stream, as well as Africa Is Hot, a monthly radio show on Red Light Radio. DJ Jumanne will be playing on PASS in Amsterdam on Monday 12 …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Faustin Linyekula

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Faustin Linyekula is Congolese artist, dancer, choreographer and founder of Studios Kabako in Kisangani. Linyekula’s works are inspired by, among other forms, Ndombolo and examines his personal story within the context Congo’s rich yet tumultuous history. In Le Cargo (2011), exploring his own personal narrative, Linyekula investigates his relationship with dance, the physical language through which he has told his country’s stories, as he searches for traces of this cruel history on his body. Faustin Linyekula will be on PASS …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Chandra Frank

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Chandra Frank is a writer and curator living in Amsterdam. Her work is mainly focused on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s. Frank explores the role of archives, black and brown feminist genealogy and the politics of pleasure and resistance in her practice. Most recently, Frank curated a two-year project, developed in collaboration with the Amsterdam based gallery Framer Framed, titled Re(as)sisting Narratives, which explores the relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands. Themes …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Akinbode Akinbiyi

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Akinbode Akinbiyi is a Nigerian Berlin-based photographer, curator and writer. Akinbiyi has worked  as a photographer since 1974, focusing on photojournalism and architectural and cultural photography in African megacities. He has documented scenes from Johannesburg, Lagos, Kinsasha, Dakar and Douala; bringing viewers closer to urban life on the continent: from the banal everyday occurrences to the increasing profusion of high-rises. In 2016, Akinbiyi’s work was published in the catalogue of Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Always, in Spite of Everything. …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Jimmy Rage

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Femi Dawkins aka Jimmy Rage is a Jamaican-born visual artist, poet and musician based in Amsterdam. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Jimmy Rage is interested in the nature of fractured narratives and autobiographical tales that cross borders, and imagines our identities as “open-ended loops feeding backwards and forwards”, rather than linear stories with clear endings. Jimmy Rage wrote and starred in The Afro Galactic Dream Factory, an ‘Afrotechno vocal symphony’ that was staged in Cape Town in 2013. Rage also Screams Through …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Vo Trong Nghia

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Vo Trong Nghia is an award-winning Vietnamese architect on a mission to transform Vietnam’s attitudes towards urban spaces through his ‘green’ designs. Known as a bamboo building master, Nghia has a penchant for intricate and environmentally-friendly buildings into which he integrates contemporary design with inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills. Nghia is one of the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates and will be on PASS in Amsterdam, alongside Kunle Adeyemi and Lesley Lokko, on Tuesday 13 December from 15:00 – 16:00.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Nana Adusei-Poku

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Nana Adusei-Poku is a Research Professor in Visual Culture at Rotterdam University and Guest Lecturer in Media Arts and Master Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. Her research interests are in cultural studies, visual culture, black diaspora art history, postcolonial and critical race theory, and queer of color critique. With an interest in expanding the means of knowledge production, Adusei-Poku is developing collaborative performance lectures that experiment with the realm of the aesthetic in order to counter classical academic notions …  ( continue reading

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