Camilla Strandhagen (NO/BE) is an artist active in the field of performing arts. She is curious about the relationship between physical and mental states and tensions, and uses imagination,dreaming and physical practices to open up these murky corners where the unknown dwells.
She works as a performer, dancer and maker, and is currently based in Brussels where she is undertaking a Masters at the Institut Supérieur des Arts et Chorégraphies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She is part of the collective Eros which made HAVEN (2020) and will soon premier GOTTEM (2023). This year she is one of the selected artists for Live Works Vol 10 at Centrale FIes, Italy.
Parvin Saljoughi (Tehran/Brussels) is an independent artist who is active in the field of
experimental choreography, dance, performance and theater. Her work is based on the
political body with the focus on uncertain presence and vulnerability, imagination,
investigations in power, security, and visibility in society. She just finished her master
studies in Choreography at Institut Supérieur des Arts et des Chorégraphies (ISAC).
Before that, she studied graphics and graduated from the University of Applied Science
in Tehran. She has been active in Tehran’s performance scene since 2010. She has
undertaken an internship with Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart, and is about to become a
resident at Montebøllo/ Oslo.
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