An event dedicated to the art and rhetoric of the public apology

18 Dec 1014

With Noha Ramadan, Lea Martini and Olivia Reschkofsky
Guests Markus Balkenhol and Quinsy Gario



SO SORRY, is curated as a two-part event consisting of the performance Deeply Really Truly (Martini/Ramadan 2013) and the conversation piece Host Club.
Deeply Really Truly is a performance of public apology speeches collected from the last three decades. Host Club additionally gives stage to a discussion of more personal, local and current issues. The derivation point for this part of the evening is the topic of public apologies in the local Dutch context, with a special focus on apologies that did or did not happen as a consequence of colonial history and entanglement of the Netherlands. Special guest and social anthropologist Markus Balkenhol speaks about his research on the cultural heritage of slavery in Amsterdam, and performance artist Quinsy Gario explores apology in a performative intervention.