We Ghosted You A Long Time Ago (The Healer)
Whispered poem
about value and violence

For a monstruos choir
multi-vocal and invisible

With the voices of and echoes by
Hodan Warsame Milone Reigman Amal Alhaag Simone Lagrand
Octavia Butler Che Gossett Eva Heyward Toni Morrison Hortense Spillers
Alok Vaid Menon Maya Binyam Terrion L. Williamson Mabel O. Wilson
Denise Ferreira Da Silva Teju Cole Grada Kilomba Erykah Badu
Madlib Susan Leigh Star Jared Sexton Edouard Glissant
Camae Defstar Moor Mother Fred Moten Derica Shields
Luce Irigaray Lindon Barrett M. NourbeSe Philip

Whispered by Hodan Warsame and Maria Guggenbichler

Publication concept & Mickey Felicia A. von Zweigbergk

Commissioned by the Research Center for Material Culture
as part of the RCMC’S ongoing ‘Un/Engendering’
research into the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam’s collection

For the event ‘Body Politics’
Lichthal, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

Photo: “Opening van de tentoonstelling ‘Wonderen van Sumatraanse Weefkunst’ in de Lichthal van het Tropenmuseum, 1948”
Collection Tropenmuseum Amsterdam TM-60061257


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