In the work Anamnesis (2022), the artist’s poems amongst other writings are recited by a ten-year-old, who moves through the exhibition spaces. The child is of an age that psychologists refer to as middle childhood. It is a time when the self is being constructed and children become aware of the world and their position within it. Language and memory are central in this work which examines the possibility of unknown histories being embedded on a deeper unconscious level. Anamnesis is a term used to speak of recollections of a supposed previous existences. Through recitation the child takes us back and forth in time and becomes a host of experiences and moments that precedes the child’s own existence.
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The performance Anamnesis (2022) will be presented on four occasions: Saturday April 29th, Saturday May 13th, Saturday June 3rd, and Friday June 16th. Anamnesis (2022) is co-produced by Bonniers Konsthall and M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp). Thanks to The Royal Swedish Ballet School.
Tarik Kiswanson, Anamnesis, 2022. Photo: Bonniers Konsthall (Jean-Baptiste Béranger)