Students will take a critical look at different cultural texts including films, music videos, performance works and performative activist interventions, that respond to the international Black Lives Matter movement. Examples of cultural texts we will study include music videos such as This is America by Childish Gambino and Formation by Beyoncé, series such as When They See Us and films such as The 13th by Ava Duvernay and the Black Lives, Black Words plays including The Interrogation of Sandra Bland by the course tutor, Mojisola Adebayo. We will study activist interventions, chants, songs, speeches and performative acts of protest. Students will engage with critical race theory through the course as well as having some historical contextualization. The course will make connections to artistic activist intervention strategies across from various geographic political movements including LGBTIQ+ human rights performance and photography in South Africa, theatre, film and occupation in Palestine and music, theatre and girl child literacy in India. Students will work in groups or individually to collaborate and create an artistic Black Lives Matter cultural intervention in Berlin, with critical reflection considering questions of ethics and representation.
- Kursleiter:in: Susanne Adetokunbo Mojisola Adebayo