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Lecture Artistic Critiques of Sovereignty

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Artistic Critiques of Sovereignty: Perspectives from the Dutch Caribbean
Guest Lecture by Sruti Bala at the Freie Universität Berlin

In this lecture dr. Bala will explore the way in which the critique of anthropocentrism is related to the critique of colonialism, unfolding a concept of 'fragmented sovereignty'. It includes a discussion of 'Marival' (1996), a documentary theatre and film production by Dutch Caribbean artist Felix de Rooy. De Rooy's work gives us insight into how seemingly marginal sites and societies such as the Dutch Caribbean islands might well be central to our understanding of systems of power and domination.