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Roundtable: Home as Radical Place

Sat, Oct 22, 2011, Noon–2 pm

Photo by Gael Teicher.

Photo by Gael Teicher.

MCA Stage at 
The Experimental Station 
6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60615

Returning after 13 years in exile to his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Faustin Linyekula and members of his Studios Kabako are meeting with Chicago’s residents of the south side to weigh how people can rediscover a sense of belonging in our turbulent times. Kabako, his network of multi-use studios throughout Kisangani, is an answer to the culture of death being propagated by the political violence of the aftermath from the Second Congo War (1998-2003). Run as intentional organizational and physical structures, the circumstances behind Kabako which compelled Linyekula to return home and build in Kisangani are specific, but the causes and consequences resonate for all of us. Using as the starting point his artistic practice model, which he dubs “geo-choreography”, Linyekula invites local artist/activists to share their own models for self-sufficient and sustainable community through culture.

Join us at MCA Stage October 21-23 when Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako perform more more ore more…future, his searing dance work created with poet Antoine Vumilia Muhinda, a political prisoner and Linyekula’s childhood friend, and set to live music by guitarist Flamme Kapaya and his five-member band.