Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Keren Ruki: Cook's New Clothes
Khadija Procession
  • Royal William Yard
  • 15:00 — 16:30
  • 30.09.18 — 30.09.18
  • Following Jessyca Hutchens and Tamara Murdock’s performance lecture, experience an outdoor procession performed on the banks of the River Tamar, led by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Keren Ruki, with Simon Layton, Ruby Hoette, Ludovica Fales,  Nikolaus Gansterer, Kirill Burlov, Mo'ong and friends. Assemble to critically reimagine and reconfigure the departure of Captain Cook's Endeavour from Plymouth 250 years ago in new colours and stories. Music, regalia, dance, drawings and spoken words carry the participatory performance, entitled Procession for Tupaia, from the Royal William Yard to Devil's Point, including a naval uniform made out of dingo fur and a Maori cloak woven from plastics, gathered from the Pacific Ocean. The processional walk from Royal William Yard to Devil's Point is a participatory performance marking the death of the Polynesian star navigator, Tupaia, who helped Cook reach Aoteroa (New Zealand) in 1769. As part of the processional performance an orchestra of trash instruments (Limbah Berbunyi, composed by Mo'ong) accompanies the carrying of objects, walking and playing sounds with the artists. The first Procession for Tupaia took place a week earlier in Greenwich, London.