Black Land – Performing Memory: Performances and Installations at the James-Simon-Galerie and Neues Museum on 21 and 23 July 2022

Blog entry from 07/12/2022

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Black Land is a series of performances and installations representing an attempt to remember records and artefacts from ancient Egypt and to make the knowledge they store fruitful for our present time. Papyri from Elephantine (an island on the Nile), text fragments and objects of various origins become witnesses and protagonists in equal measure. What stories do the ancient texts tell us? Who is speaking to whom? Who is remembering? Can we collectively remember something for which there is no…

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