Dance performance by Nasheeka Nedsreal.
Othermothers* raise children. They hold the social fabric together. They shape the future.
The role of a mother does not need any biological justification. We owe a lot to bigger sisters*, aunts*, grandmothers*, female* role models! But what? What battles did Black women fight, what do they inherit? What fears and desires did and do they have? What courses did they set? Mothers and othermothers – through them we have become wo we are. With their support we have learnt to walk and speak. And what will we pass on?
Junctions is about the alignment of care and self-care, strategies of emancipation, diverse, strong alternatives to biological ties, “motherly” collectivity and solidarity. Junctions is a dance. Nasheeka Nedsreal has developed this intermedial dance performance from interviews, her own biography, the experiences of performers and her Black surroundings.
Black motherhood appears in Junctions as a model in which the “mother” is not understood as a biological and individualistic concept, but rather as a social and collective one. Black women and their knowledge, their work of care, their resistance and emancipation become visible as a future-oriented force. Junctions brings untold stories onto the stage and presents a theoretical future. Because othermotherhood is a transformative technology.
28. Feb. 2022
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