“19” is a multidisciplinary stage performance that uses audiovisual and scenic means to address themes such as survival, passing, marginalisation, money, age, pandemic and identity construction. The performance questions notions of norms, gender, body, social status and privilege. “19” aims to tell and share the perception of these themes with its own narrative. “19” is a delicate mix that blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional, the political and the intimate, the close and the distant: the piece moves from moments of complicity to moments of pain, while provoking us to laughter and deep questioning.
Alex Masgutov is dedicated to projects in the field of writing, performing arts and audio-visual. Having started out as a slam artist and frequented the open stages of Brussels, he is now developing as an artist and young adult.
The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020