Unfamiliar spirits and Familiar Spaces - Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi

Black fish, white wash, Peat Szilagyi, Courtesy of pIAR 2021

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi

Va-Bene proposes an alternative means to investigate and curate processes, interactivity and public performances in relation indeginous and older traditions might have contributed to contemporary life-and-live-art.

sHit will explore ‘Unfamiliar spirits’ through the lenses of traditional energies, rituals and methods employed by various artists as an integral part of their processes and presentations in performances that the audience may or may not be familiar with. On the other hand sHits familiar spaces refers to the regular communities, spaces and environments both artists and audience may have been used to or familiar with. Va-Bene's idea is to sync the knowns and unknowns into multiple imagintions within and without the context in which they would have been originally presented.

sHit aims at investigating the intersectionality of African traditions and postcolonial influences on performance art in Berlin as a multicultural city.