The Rites Of Purification
In the heart of Mülheim, Cameroonian performance artist Christian Etongo performs a reconciliation and purification ritual from the Beti people. In the urban space where different people and cultures meet, the artist opens up new ways of communication to reveal wounds and heal them.
The project aims to bring together a diverse group of Mülheim* women who are invited to participate in a three-part workshop and a final performance.
The main idea of the project is to address acute personal and social issues of the city in which they live. The workshop consists of inner exploration - telling one's story, uncovering hidden wounds, sharing one's life experience as a Mülheimer*, writing, sharing frustration, joys and sorrows, and exploring all this through the practice of ritual.
After the discussions and material collection, there will be a small ritual performance in the urban space at the end of each workshop part. The overall results of the three workshops will be shown in a final performance on 28 September at the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr.
Project Descriptin / Description du projet / PROJENİN TANIMI / وصف المشروع
In the centre of Mülheim the Cameroonian performance artist Christian Etongo conducts a ritual of reconciliation and purification of the Beti people. In the urban space, where different people and cultures meet, the artist wants to open up new ways of communication to uncover and heal wounds. Join the project now !
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Au centre de Mülheim, l'artiste camerounais Christian Etongo exécute un rituel de réconciliation et de purification du peuple Beti du Cameroun. Dans l'espace urbain, où se rencontrent différentes personnes et cultures, l'artiste veut ouvrir de nouvelles possibilités de communication pour découvrir et guérir les blessures. Venez participer !
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Kamerunlu performans sanatçısı Christian Etongo, Mülheim şehir merkezinin ortasında Beti halkının barışma ve arınma ritüelini gerçekleştiriyor. Sanatçı, farklı insanların ve kültürlerin buluştuğu kentsel alanda yaraları ortaya çıkarmak ve iyileştirmek için yeni iletişim yolları açmak istiyor. Şimdi katıl!
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Sat. 24 + Sun. 25 August 2019
Sat. 14.+ Sun. 15. September 2019
Sat. 21.+ Sun. 22. September 2019 each 11-15 o'clock
Final Performance: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Contact | Registration
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