Who am I, where am I from, how does this influence me, how does the other see mee, what is identity and when do I appropriate it?

Hallo Bandoeng, Willy Derby’s song from 1929, is about radiocontact (Radio Kootwijk!) in the same time period with the Dutch-Indies. This programme of the same name asks questions about cultural identity and acknowledging your own history.

Programme makers Eva Verboon and Ilana van den Berg have Dutch roots, just like a million other Dutchmen.

Now that they are noticing that the knowledge about their own descendancy is disappearing along with the first generation of Indos. they are starting to question what it means to be Indo more and more. Who am I, where am I from, how does this influence me, how does the other see mee, what is identity and when do I appropriate it? These questions are also central in both Liquid, Motel Mozaique’s theme of this year, and the exhibition Apa Kabar? (What’s new?) in MAMA’s showroom. The perfect match for a collaboration.

Together with Eva, Ilana and MOMO we are presenting a unique multidisciplinary programme in MAMA’s showroom. The questions we asked above and different elements from Indo culture are (re)mixed in a playful way, accompanied with a musical frame by  Maurits Westerik (bewilder) and Jason Kohnen (Bong-Ra).

This programme is mostly in Dutch!

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Open gallery
Photo: Tomas Mutsaers

This event is organised in collaboration with Motel Mozaique, Eva Verboon and Ilana van den Berg as part of MAMA’s exhibition Apa kabar? (What’s new?).

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