Programme maker Gyonne Goedhoop invites the public and ten makers from Rotterdam to explore what identity means today. The multiple perspective is central to this programme, which takes place at TENT. Narratives that convey different experiences, perceptions, and thoughts – but which resonate in different yet equally valuable ways – will converge to establish a space for marginalised perspectives in all their potency and vulnerability. On the 1st of February Jorge Coffie, among the public, is our guest.

Through the device of the monologue, we accompany ten makers who explore their identity. The language, form, and tone they adopt are as specific and individual as the story they want to impart. The monologue provides the makers with a method for establishing new perspectives or a moment for sharing stories yet to be heard in the public domain. This mode of address is also a way to claim a place, in the city, in contemporary culture, in society, and at TENT as a platform in the city. To accommodate these perspectives, the audience is asked to lend a listening ear but to contain their own stories or viewpoints. Far from being passive, attentive listening is a constructive activity that fosters space for one other.

About Jorge
Jorge Coffie is a visual, performance artist and based out of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Born in 1989 in the Dominican Republic, his work explores themes of self-identity, queer politics, identity politics, the policy of museums, self-acceptance, migration and the navigation of body politics under the queer (Afro-Caribbean) landscape. Coffie studied Lifestyle & Design at Willem de Kooning Academy, and frequently collaborates and showcases his work with queer/POC. Art form: installations, interdisciplinary art and video art.

THUIS bij TENT features:
Derrek Otte, Olafe Nduwanje, Kelin Mesa Bedoya, Ibrahim Alaoui and Liza Wolters

18.30-19.00 Walk-in
19.00-20.00 Performance
20.00-20.30 Informal Talks

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More info on the THUIS bij TENT concept here.

Free admission
Language: Dutch