Make me cry! Triple-bill programme at Frascati Amsterdam
From 16–18 November we are back in Amsterdam with three special SPAfrica events:
- Three SPAfrica shows on 16, 17 and 18 November. Get your tickets here
- The first SPAfrica Tear Farm, which will be open each day open before and after the show. And you can become a volun-tear!
- SPAfrica Reading Sessions on 17 and 18 November: The Elephant in the Room with Teresa Borasino and Maarten van Hinte.
SPAfrica Tear Farm
16, 17, 18 November 2023
18:30 – 20:30 / 22:00 – 23:00
At Frascati we open the world’s first Tear Farm. Over the course of three days, tears are being harvested and collected.
Become a “volun-tear” and cry for the arts: each tear contributes to a liquid art installation in the township of Langa (Cape Town, SA).
MAKE IT RAIN!
The art work proposes a symbolic exchange of resources and an ambiguous dialogue between liquids. This is to raise questions about empathy, agency, reparation and guilt. Water for tears, tears for water.
Each “volun-tear” receives one bottle of SPAfrica – the worlds first empathy drink – in exchange for their tears.
SPAfrica addresses the extraction and capitalization of both, natural resources and emotional resources and explores how closely racism is linked to capitalism through water and tears as conflict material.
BECOME A VOLUN-TEAR!
Reserve your timeslot here
The Tear Farm takes approx. 10 minutes per person.
The Elephant in the Room: SPAfrica Reading Sessions
We invite to to Frascati’s new space Het Verbond for a two-part reading session to delve deeper into some of the issues addressed by the new performance SPAfrica. The reading group takes place on 17 and 18 November, prior to the SPAfrica shows at Frascati. Reading group sessions & hosts:
Hosted by Teresa Borasino
Hosted by Maarten van Hinte
To participate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org