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The Chorus

Grada Kilomba
The Chorus, 2017
A poem printed in vinyl on the wall
Variable Dimensions

_The Chorus_ is a wall installation based on the artist's previous literary work and her very unique practice of exploring the performative aspects of her texts. This piece is the result of an experimental work with actors from the African Diaspora, during rehearsals for a staged reading, in Berlin. Kilomba developed the repetition of the most emotional and evocative phrases for the actors, and composed the chorus. Playing with the idea of a manifesto, the final poem is printed on a large wall, exposing the most subtle, but traumatic and violent forms of everyday racism. PRESS: _“This is the work of a Black woman artist, wrier, political and interdisciplinary, that goes beyond any kind of convention.”_ - UMBIGO MAGAZINE _“(her) work underlines the perpetuation of colonialism. A proud and irreducible political and feminist interpellation, and it explodes in lucid writing.”_ - VISÃO MAGAZINE