Open Call for participation: The Return of the Slaves

Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana
03 Jul 2015 - 04 Jul 2015

Open Call for participation: The Return of the Slaves

© Akos Hivekovics

“We are captives… conquered in the mind by these miraged chains of institutional struggles. Humanity has fallen apart and our neighbours are perceived objects of manipulations. Our reasoning and morals can only be governed by architectural doctrines that demolished the powers of our mind.”

crazinisT artisT, in collaboration with the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ( KNUST ) , is calling for volunteers to participate in this performance project, which will take place within the Elmina Slave Dungeon from Friday, 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015.

The Return of the Slaves will be a 12-hour durational performance staged overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00am as an enactment of contemporary human slavery and the series of human violence within and outside Africa.

This performative engagement investigate the ostensible ‘Dungeons without Wall’ as a social process in our contemporary time. The performance evokes the unpleasant objectification of humanity as an institutional or private patronage and consumption of the body in relation to time, displacement and redefinition of cultural identity.


Who can apply?

•Applicants should be AT LEAST 18 years of age and NO OLDER than 55 years by 28th June 2015

•All are eligible to participate regardless of their protected characteristics: culture, race, genders, sexuality, disability, nationality, ethnicity and religion

•Participation is accepted from any kind of professions who are interested in the project. You don’t have to be an artist to apply



Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana.
3rd-4th July 2015

Deadline for registering: 25th May 2015

For more information visit: http://www.crazinistartist.com/




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