(c) Valide Hamupunda, Matthews Abraham

frankfurt postkolonial + Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja


frankfurt postcolonial is a collective offering postcolonial walking tours of Frankfurt am Main, as well as critical interventions on the subject of colonialism with brief interruptions since 2010. The political-pedagogical project brings together full-time employees and students of the university, as well as other people from cultural-political backgrounds. As part of im*possible bodies #2 , frankfurt postcolonial will work with the Mousonturm on processing the in-house archive and investigating the history of the Mouson company and its entanglements in colonialism. The collective will provide insights into this research by incorporating the Mousonturm into the post-colonial map of Frankfurt.

Ondaanisa yo Pomudhime (odalate naiteke opo kegonga kuye oshigongoti)

Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja is a performer, educator and writer with practice and reserach interests in embodied and spatial archives in movement formation. In his ritual he devises an intimate and immersive queer dance imagined at a Rubber Tree but performed in a concrete archive, the museum theatre. He plays a sonic repertoire of silence, noise, love and struggle songs from Southern Africa as a form of resisting the systemic erasure/exclusion/othering of knowledges present on the margins and in the cracks of colonial-nationalist archives. Omudhime (Rubber Tree) is indigenously used in cleansing and memorial moments of border crossing. Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja suggests „Odalate Naiteke!“ (The fence must break!), a slogan used by Namibian protesting contract laborers nationwide in 1971.  Fire, salt, spears and marula-seed stones are used to reflect on land dispossession and returning the land to itself. There cannot be peace, healing and reconciliation if there is no redistribution and restorative justice.