Anger as an inevitable emotion that does not need to be avoided. Anger as a political refuge in response to violence, exploitation and exclusion. Anger as a force to intimately sit with, stir and simmer in, create with, change from.
Performers, artists and researchers Mathieu Charles and Khadija El Kharraz Alami each work from an embodied understanding of anger. In Fanon Mixtapes and AKOMFRAHDIO, Mathieu Charles is driven by anti-colonial desire. In Nu Ben ik Media and The Waves, Khadija El Kharraz Alami explicitly addresses the ways in which her body, voice and story are erased. Anger about the white, patriarchal society entangles with dreams of decolonial, queer futures.
Khadija El Kharraz Alami
grew up in Amsterdam and, free from all convention and predictability, she forged her way to a place in the Dutch theatre landscape. Her productions persistently question perspectives – as well as the position that she has now attained. Last year, she presented the solo Now I am Medea at Kaaistudios, which won her the KBC Young Theatre Prize at Theater Aan Zee. In the series Re-claiming Space, she is now working on her own staging of The Waves by Virginia Woolf.
is a Mauritian Creole / Belgian theatre maker and spoken word performer. He also gives creative writing workshops and lectures about the multidimensionality of (de)colonization. For the next two projects, he's working with de Brakke Grond, RIGHTABOUTNOWINC, Productiehuis Rotterdam and VierNulVier.