Black Figures, Black Voices: Edgar Cairo
Thursday 6 July 2017, 7 – 10 pm
Location: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Language: English

A second session of Black Figures, Black Voices focuses on the work of the Surinamese -Dutch poet and author Edgar Cairo (1948-2000). The evening starts with a screening of Cindy Kerseborn’s (Film Maker) documentary ‘Edgar Cairo: Ik ga dood om jullie hoofd’ (2011), about the life and work of this writer, poet, painter and performer. Kerseborn’s film highlights Cairo’s role as a pioneer in the thinking about a black identity and a black consciousness in the context of the Dutch colonial history and post-colonial present. During this evening, Charl Landvreugd (Artist, Researcher) will read from Cairo’s poems and present a performative lecture that focuses on reading Cairo as theory. In the exhibition space, a number of rarely exhibited paintings by Edgar Cairo will be on display. The program ends with time for questions and a dialogue between the audience, Charl Landvreugd and Cindy Kerseborn.

Program

7 pm: Charl Landvreugd: ‘Dat Boelgedicht’ poem van Edgar Cairo (in Dutch)
7:10 pm: Welcome & introduction on behalf of ASCA
7:20 pm: Screening ‘Edgar Cairio: “Ik ga dood om jullie Hoofd”’ (English subs)
8:10 pm: Break
8:30 pm: Lecture on Cairo by Charl Landvreugd
9 pm: Questions with audience
9:50 pm: Closing Poem
10 pm: Ending

More on Edgar Cairo: ‘Ik ga dood om jullie hoofd’ (documentary, Cindy Kerseborn, 2011)

A documentary about the life and work of writer, poet, painter, performer Edgar Cairo (1948-2000). Ten year’s after his death, Cairo’s publisher Frank Knipscheer and his brother Arthur Cairo take part in a revival of interest for Cairo’s disturbing message, as young rappers, singers and writers rediscover and recycle his Surinamese Dutch as an early version of their street talk. In much of his literary and artistic work, Edgar Cairo(1948-2000) focused on the Dutch colonial history of his native Suriname and on the Dutch legacy of slavery. As a black man in the predominantly white Netherlands, race and racial discrimination played an important role in his critical analysis of Dutch society. Cairo was known as an extremely creative writer who developed a proper literary language, mixing Standard Dutch with the Surinamese Creole Sranantongo.

 

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Drieluikfoto

Presentacion pelicula-documentario ‘Frank Martinus Arion”, “Edgar Cairo” y “Astrid Roemer” na Biblioteca Nacional Aruba y Cas di Cultura 

Diamars, 13 di september 2016, pa 7.00 di anochi lo tin presentacion di pelicula-documentario na Biblioteca Nacional Aruba, Oranjestad.

Diaranson, 14 di september 2016, pa 7.00 di anochi e presentacion di pelicula-documentario ta continua na Cas di Cultura, Oranjestad.

Biblioteca Nacional, Cas di Cultura, Instituto Pedagogico Arubano, Departamento di Cultura y Mirto Laclé ta sumamente orguyoso di por presenta e cineasta, productor di documentario Cindy Kerseborn cu a produci e siguiente documentarionan cu lo keda presenta:

Documentario Astrid Roemer: conocido autor, poeta Surnam. E documentario aki ‘De wereld heeft gezicht verloren’ ta mira e trabou di skirbimento di Astrid Roemer di cerca y con importante skirbimento ta pa su persona. Riba 19 di mei 2016 Astrid Roemer a ricibi e premio P.C.Hooft-prijs na Hulanda pa henter su obra, cu ta cuantitativo y hopi interesante. Astrid Roemer ta e prome autor femenino di origen caribeño cu ta ricibi e tan prestigioso premio literario P.C.Hooft-prijs voor Letterkunde. E ta considera su mes un autor Surnameo-Hulandes. Durante 15 aña Astrid Roemer a cana cu su mascota, un pushi, laptop y muchila. Ningun hende tabata conoce su paradero. El a abstene su mes di mundo completamente. Despues di un odisea intensivo Cindy Kerseborn ta logra localis’e y combersa cu ne. Aunke, na cierto ocasion, contra su gusto. E persona carismatico Roemer ta laga mira con vulnerabel un persona por ta. Un cita hopi uza pa Astrid Roemer ta: ‘Skirbi ta e ciencia di lo intimo’.

Documentario Edgar Cairo, conocido autor, poeta y artista-pintor Surnameo. E documentario “Ik ga dood om jullie hoofd” ta trata bida, obra literario y pinturanan di Edgar Cairo kende a fayece na 2000. Durante di su bida cortico Edgar a skirbi como 40 obra den casi tur genero literario. Den su obra ta resalta hopi contradicción cu ta domina e relacion entre migrante, paisnan colonisa (i.c. Surnam) y e hulandesnan estableci: color, sexo y constantemente e herencia colonial no-elabora. E obra aki el a skirbi den un version personal di e idioma Surinam-Hulandes, y tambe na Sranantongo cu te na e momentonan ey tabata existi solamente como un idioma papia, como idioma di comunicacion. Ademas el a skirbi un obra poetico inmenso, cu el a sa di vocifera cu un forma di sonido inigualabel. Tambe Edgar Cairo a produci como 200 pintura den cual el a sa di crea imagennan profundo na un manera propio.

Documentario Frank Martinus Arion: de man, de vrouw, de poëzie: E documentario ta haci referencia na e escritor, poeta y lingüista Frank Martinus Arion di Corsou, escritor conoci pa su buki Dubbelspel. E pelicula ta trata e tema central di su obra, for di punto di bista di e cineasta, productor di documentario Cindy Kerseborn.

Cindy Kerseborn lo ta presente pa comparti y dialoga cu e publico.

Pueblo di Aruba, maestronan di idioma, studiantenan di Scol Secundario ta keda cordialmente invita pa asisti na e dos anochinan interesante aki: diamars, 13 di sept., na Biblioteca Nacional Aruba y diaranson, 14 di sept., na Cas di Cultura. Entrada ta gratis.

Pa informacion adicional tuma contacto cu organisado Mirto Laclé, tel 7402044

 

Nieuw!

Astrid H.. Roemer, Liefde in tijden van gebrek, Uitgevrij Prometheus, Amsterdam

Liefde in tijden van gebrek brengt ons dichter bij Astrid H. Roemer dan zij zich ooit in haar werk heeft laten zien.’…..meer

Wij ontvingen het droevig bericht dat schrijver Frank Martinus Arion is overleden op 28 september 2015 (Bron: Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij).

De Rots is niet meer; In memoriam Frank Martinus Arion, door Michiel van Kempen, Caraïbische Uitzicht, 29-9-2015

‘De roman moet doordringen waar de sociologie niet komt’ door Arjen Peters en Daniëlle Serdijn, Volkrant,  28 september 2015, 17:45

De Documentaire ‘Frank Martinus Arion: Yu di Kòrsou’, regisseur Cindy Kerseborn, wordt uitgezonden door de NTR a.s. zondag  4 oktober om 16.00uur NPO-2