Senthuran Varatharajah: EcotopiaWith: Senthuran Varatharajah
In May 2019 the author Senthuran Varatharajah developed the work ›Ecotopia‹ for Burg Hülshoff together with the rock band RÁN and the architect and scenographer Alper Kazokoglu. It is an installation, text performance and music show at the same time. Varatharajah has explored the historical roots of ecology and its connection to colonialism. Against the background of the British colonial power using botany as a means of conquering African states, Varatharajah wrote a text in which he thematizes how racism and talking about nature are connected. In an artist talk with Fabian Saavedra-Lara, Varatharajah discusses his artistic work and gives some insight into his research for ›Ecotopia‹.
In the framework of: Blue Skies – Bodies in Trouble (10. – 14.07.2019)
The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment—what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively? ›Blue Skies‹ is a festival series conceived to run over several years that invites us to think together. The first edition took place at PACT from July 10 to July 14 under the title ›Bodies in Trouble‹ encompassing performances and contemporary art works, panels, discussions and workshops.