On Saturday 19 September Kwassa Kwassa by SUPERFLEX will be on view simultaneously in Cinema Rio AND City Nieuwpoort, which makes it an unique event. Feel free to come!
Date: Saturday 19 September
Time: 20 h
Registration is not required
Location: Cinema Rio and City Nieuwpoort
Cinema Rio – De Haan
8420 De Haan
City – Nieuwpoort
A new filmwork by SUPERFLEX portraying a boatbuilder on the island of Anjouan,in the Comoro Islands. The boats are used for fishing but also to transport migrants to the neighbouring island of Mayotte,a French overseas territory and a outermost region of the EU. The island of Mayotte is just 70 kilometers away from Anjouan.
The film intends to use the construction of the boat as a carrier of migrants on a dangerous ocean in a complex political setup as well as their symbolic meaning as a carrier of dreams of reaching a better life on the other shore.
KWASSA KWASSA is understood as “an unstable boat”.
Filmed September 2015 in Anjouan.
Director: Tuan Andrew Nguyen & SUPERFLEX
Cinematography: Ha Thuc Phu Nam
Drone Pilot: Le Tran Trung
Voiceover: Soumette Ahmed
Logo/Poster: Rasmus Koch Studio
Commissioned by Beaufort Beyond Borders 2015 and Marrakech Biennale 6.
Supported by Danish Art Council.
November 13th, 2015 KWASSA KWASSA is presented at a SUPERFLEX solo show at Nils Stærk in Copenhagen and february 2016 at Marrakech Biennale 6 curated by Reem Fadda.