August 2021

Songs of Colonial Labour 2020-21

In the framework of Sonsbeek 2020>2024, “Force Times Distance On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies”, I got invited by Aude Christel Mgba to be part of their educational and public program and organize workshops for adults about unconscious values of labour.

27 of August 2021 - Presentation @Sonsbeek20<24

I will take you on an audio-visual journey based on the Old Dutch song 'Daar was eens een meisje loos'. Together with musician Kate Donkor and participants of the Songs of Colonial Labour workshops we will watch, listen and speculate about what it means to change old-fashioned folk songs. Join us at the Eusebius Church and try your hand at rewriting the song texts yourself!
The collaboration with Kate Donkor was made possible by the financial support of Stroomversneller/Schakel025.
Read more about the Songs of Colonial Labour Presentation: Link here

Note: This event will be held in Dutch.

By this artistic project ‘Songs of Colonial Labour” I am focusing on European children’s songs and the labour values that are propagated by these songs, hidden between the lines of their lyrics–values that communicate gendered, classist and/or racist notions of labour on the one hand, or that resist or empower on the other. How can we commonly start to uncover these values hidden within well-known lyrics, to critically examine and understand their entangled value systems; strengthening values aimed to empower, whilst overcoming values that aim to oppress?

I am planning to make a series of audio visuals with silhouettes/cut-out figures and audio experiments.The first film I am currently working on focuses on the song “Daar was eens een meisje loos”, a well-known Dutch folk song first mentioned in 1775 focuses on gender inequality when it comes to women and work.

Do you want to see and know more? Click here:

August 2021

Songs of Colonial Labour 2020-21

In the framework of Sonsbeek 2020>2024, “Force Times Distance On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies”, I got invited by Aude Christel Mgba to be part of their educational and public program and organize workshops for adults about unconscious values of labour.

27 of August 2021 - Presentation @Sonsbeek20<24

I will take you on an audio-visual journey based on the Old Dutch song 'Daar was eens een meisje loos'. Together with musician Kate Donkor and participants of the Songs of Colonial Labour workshops we will watch, listen and speculate about what it means to change old-fashioned folk songs. Join us at the Eusebius Church and try your hand at rewriting the song texts yourself!
The collaboration with Kate Donkor was made possible by the financial support of Stroomversneller/Schakel025.
Read more about the Songs of Colonial Labour Presentation: Link here

Note: This event will be held in Dutch.

By this artistic project ‘Songs of Colonial Labour” I am focusing on European children’s songs and the labour values that are propagated by these songs, hidden between the lines of their lyrics–values that communicate gendered, classist and/or racist notions of labour on the one hand, or that resist or empower on the other. How can we commonly start to uncover these values hidden within well-known lyrics, to critically examine and understand their entangled value systems; strengthening values aimed to empower, whilst overcoming values that aim to oppress?

I am planning to make a series of audio visuals with silhouettes/cut-out figures and audio experiments.The first film I am currently working on focuses on the song “Daar was eens een meisje loos”, a well-known Dutch folk song first mentioned in 1775 focuses on gender inequality when it comes to women and work.

Do you want to see and know more? Click here: