Map Series / Ana Mendes

May 2016  

Map Series
Ana Mendes
Saturday, 28th May / 18:00h
Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
‘Map Series’ is a performance-installation on colonialism, in which the artist considers her identity as a Portuguese citizen facing a post-colonial context. In this performance-installation, Mendes stitches old paper maps of the former colonies stitches old paper maps of the former German colonies using a sewing machine. From Namibia to the Samoa islands, see the rise and fail of an empire. Part experiment, part musical composition, Map Series makes you to think: what is an empire today?
Concept, performance: Ana Mendes
Sound designer: Christina Shirley
The performance ‘Map Series happens in the frame of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 23-29th May, 2016. 
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Ana Mendes is an artist and writer, whose work deals with issues of language, memory and identity.
Christina Shirley is a radio artist and sound designer, founder of the project ‘Plants and Empire’, also part of the collective ‘SissiFM’.
The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT Berlin in cooperation with the performance venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Ost and Theaterdiscounter. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival organized by LAFT Berlin is supported by the State of Berlin – Senate Chancellery (Cultural Affairs) from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program “Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)”.