Taken Out of Con[Text] – A text experiment by Koleka Putuma

Koleka Putuma experiments (backspace) fidgets with extracts from her published works, No Easter Sunday for Queers; Hullo, Bu-bye, Koko, Come In; and Collective Amnesia. She invites musician Odwa Bongo to fiddle (backspace) play with their sonic archive; peeling and rearranging what comes up… or out (or both).

Taken Out of Con[Text] assembles scraps of archives, hauntings funneled through loose endings and fickle certainties. Language can be such an unreliable source. We are met with the fissures (backspace) intersections of documentation and performance. A sonic and text experiment. A chorus of sound and colour, washed in the blood of darlings killed and revived.

You’ll release it when you are ready.

A performance reckoning with finished works in process. (backspace). The performers reckon with works in process.

Date: Saturday 26th February 2022
Time: Doors open 3pm, show starts 4pm
Tickets: R150 – Website tickets will close at 10am on 26 February but tickets will be on sale at the café
Running time: 45min

To be put on a waiting list please email denise@rupertmuseum.org.

Text and Performance by Koleka Putuma

Music by Odwa Bongo

Food, drinks and merchandise will be available for sale.

Please Note:

  • Covid 19 screening (temperature & questionnaire) to be done upon entry of your visit
  • Wearing of masks remain mandatory 
  • Keep 1.5m distance from one another 
  • Ticket is nonrefundable. If the ticket is transferred to another person, please provide all the relevant details. 
  • Age restriction: 16 years. 
  • Ticket is sold per person

Contact us at 021 888 3344 / tatum@rupertmuseum.org

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Feb 26 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm