An installation radio play performance by kainkollektiv & the cosmic sisters
In RETURN OF THE KING'S DAUGHTER kainkollektiv & the cosmic sisters open up a sound space in the form of a walk-in radio play that wants to hear the stories and songs of those forgotten/erased "king's daughters" who have always influenced our white, male-dominated civilizational history since ancient times caused it to disappear.
In a completely acoustic-musical soundscape, the voices, narratives, personal reports & soundscapes of cultures that were erased by Western colonial history appear in an (Afro)futuristic & docu-fictional counter-journey through times and spaces.
Between pop & opera, indigenous chants & electro, artists from South Africa (ANNALYZER), Cameroon (ALIMA), Iran (9T ANTIOPE aka Sara Bigdeli Shamloo & Nima Aghiani) & Canada/Germany (Vanessa Chartrand Rodrigue) develop – the cosmic “sisters Medeas” – together “Songs of Future Care” and invite the listening audience in a 3D sound space to liquefy their own (cultural/national) echo chambers and to get to the sound bottom in an acoustic conjuration of ghosts and necromancy / exorcism of the question that always looms on the horizon at the beginning as well as in the progression of the colonial legacy: WHO OWNS HISTORY? Whose memory counts?
In cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Art Foundation NRW, the NRW KULTURsekretariat, the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR and the city of Bochum.