Black Atlantic

the recent event in Berlin’s HKW presents itself as a project not just conceived as …

… a period or region but as a trans- and inter-cultural space. It is a novel variety of space, a space defined by flows rather than places in which the ocean becomes a negative continent that requires us to redraw social, historical and cultural lines of communication between the Americas, Africa and western Europe.
Culture crosses the Black Atlantic and histories of crossing as both mixture and movement mean that culture itself will have to be reconceptualised. Its links with land and territory are placed in question and culture is no longer to be understood as an exclusively sedentary phenomenon….
from here and this flash site
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