Le Guess Who? and artist Jeanne van Heeswijk (of project Trainings for the Not-Yet) connected visual artist, activist, and womanist Patricia Kaersenhout with Chicago-based pianist, clarinetist and composer Angel Bat Dawid. Both women tap into the meaning and history of black life and experimental forms of radical self-care through various artistic works and projects.
On Friday 8 November, they present a collaborative performance as part of our Untitled program, for which you can now apply to participate in. The performance departs from a communal training with Kaersenhout taking place that same week, (New) Formats of Care in Times of Violence. She involves male participants in collaborative embroidery of scenes of the triptych 'The story of Nastagio deli Onesti' (1483) by painter Boticcelli, while engaging in storytelling, dialogue and spiritual healing as a training for collective resistance and a commitment to living otherwise.
Angel Bat Dawid joins the training by sharing her sonic healing practice. While the audience will be invited to join their collective work of embroidery, Angel Bat Dawid accompanies this repetitive, powerful act of repair with her healing music. The performance will be followed by a conversation between Angel and Patricia.
You can now sign up via bit.ly/lgwangel.
Please note: the form will open Monday November 4th at 12PM and close November 7th at 12PM (CEST - Amsterdam). You can sign up to a maximum of two persons, due to limited capacity (max 50 attendees). This program is accessible for LGW visitors with any festival wristband.