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My Body, My Archive

contemporary dance • dance • community • culture & heritage • historical • sentimental
  • Filmed Performance
  • YouTube
  • Tate Modern
  • Free

Faustin Linyekula is a Congolese choreographer and dance artist who was due to perform his work at the BMW Tate Live Exhibition, which was cancelled due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus. However, Linyekula and his collaborators worked with Tate to stage this one-off, site-specific work, performed to camera in the empty Tanks at the Tate Modern. In this autobiographical performance, Linyekula questions ancient knowledge stored in the body against the relatively short written history found in books. Companions, dancers, actors and musicians accompany him in this journey, helping him to tell stories and reactivate collective and personal memories.

  • Duration
    1 hour 5 minutes

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