E-WERK FREIBURG Bildhauerhalle
Jasmine Tutum

VOICE IS VISION // Performance


From the Houses - E-WERK

30% dance | 70% multi-perspective | 100% black feminism

Sun 29.05.22, 9:00 - 9:10 pm    Admission free!
Mon 30.05.22, 9:00 - 9:10 pm   Admission free!

The ten-minute performance Voice is Vison takes us into a radical, transformative and playful space. In this work, part of the exhibition "Radical Encounters, Perspectives of the Afropanic," Jasmine Tutum combines research, performance, video installation, poetry, spoken word, and vocal experimentation to open up space for transcultural identities that span Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe. She uses visual poetry to create alternative visions of blackness, with dance embodying a longing to be touched. The body's access to memory is at the dynamic intersections of the vocal, visible and invisible worlds as the future becomes our present.

Voice is Vision engages us in a radical encounter with an Afro-European perspective. Tutum's practice asks the audience to explore Spheric Dub Poetry and Supersonic Fictions as these forms mediate the relationships between people and places, diaspora and displacement. Voice is Vision goes beyond the codified ways in which dominant culture deals with complexity, diversity, and multiplicity-particularly with regard to the Black female experience. Jasmine Tutum wants people to interact with her work through a non-hierarchical point of view - a healing vision that takes the place of fear and ignorance.

Concept, Video, Dance: Jasmine Tutum
Choreographic Assistance: Jonas Kofi K. Onny
Soundscape: Jan Gleichmar
Video mapping: Sven Gareis
Costume Design: Gisele Kinsky
Realization: Helga Schollenberger

Performance in the context of the exhibition: Radical Encounters, Perspectives of the Afro-African, John Akomfrah, Mohamed Bourouissa, Johny Pitts | Fri 05/06/22 to Sun 07/03/22, E-WERK Freiburg, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst


„To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality. We are rarely able to interact only with folks like ourselves, who think as we do.“

- Bell Hooks, Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2014)