'how to prepare for a hurricane pt. 2'
Performance by Quinsy Gario with the participation of Glenda Martinus and Jörgen Gario, performed on October 3rd 2019 at Göteborgs Konsthall in collaboration with Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.
On September 5th 1995 the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten experienced its worst hurricane in recorded history. Hurricane Luis tore through the island and became a defining traumatic moment for a generation. 'how to prepare for a hurricane pt. 2' is a performance that centers on one family's experience of that devastating event. A mother and her two sons contemplate loss, forgiveness and fundamental changes in the face of a life altering event with poetry, music and blue tarp.
A commission by L’Internationale Online, co-produced with Van Abbemuseum.
Glenda Martinus (Curaçao/The Netherlands) is a poet, singer, potter, glass sculptor, painter and new media artist whose work centers on the upcyclying of material and technologies. She has a background in the Caribbean labour movement and women's movement. In 2010 she won the innovation award for her work at the Chianciano Art Biennale. Her work has been shown in St. Maarten, Curaçao, The Netherlands, Denmark, France and Great Britain.
Jörgen Gario (St. Maarten/Curaçao/The Netherlands) is a performance poet, singer-songwriter, beat producer and workshop facilitator. Combining spoken word and music he explores the energy of melody and poetry as one. He is a founding member of Poetry Circle Nowhere, the first performance poetry collective of the The Netherlands. He has performed in amongst other places, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Tanzania and South Africa.
Quinsy Gario (Curaçao/St. Maarten/The Netherlands) is a performance poet and visual artist who focuses on decolonial remembering and disruption. His most well known work ‘Zwarte Piet Is Racisme’ critiqued the racist Dutch practice of Black Pete. He is a member of State of L3, a 2017/2018 BAK fellow and Humanity In Action Senior Fellow. He was awarded among other prizes the Royal Academy Master Thesis Prize 2017, the Black Excellence Award 2016 and together with Glenda Martinus and Jörgen Gario won the Amsterdam Fringe Festival Silver Award 2015 for their previous collaboration.