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The Opening of The Library of Light

  • LAbyrinth 53 Amstelveenseweg Amsterdam, NH, 1075 VT Netherlands (map)

Labyrinth is proud to present:
Opening of the Exhibition:
THE LIBRARY OF LIGHT
-special edition-
By Raul Balai & Femi Dawkins
Friday 8 September 9 PM at Labyrinth

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey

The opening of the Library of Light will be combined with special performances of poets & spokenword artists #JerryAfriyie #WajiphaChongwe & #FemiDawkins
The exhibition will stay till January 2018. 


Background of the exposition: 

History has taken a back seat. We deem history as a given; as that which has happened and we have to wade through the drudgery of the classroom of our adolescence. But whose story is (his)story in actual fact? It used to be that history was that which was written by the winners; the powers that be. Those that had the means to mention or silence the past, the powers that have given us what we now call the dominant historical narrative.

We live in different times and spaces now. This world of ours… Filled to the brim with iPhones and iPads, YouTube and Wikipedia, sound bytes and blurbs and 3-minute concentration-spans… and getting fuller even still.

In this era of unlimited access to information, how is it that we still tap to the dance of a dominant narrative? Is it the omnipresence of information that is overwhelming? Or is it simple complacency?

Be that as it may, there is a surplus of books. There is a surplus of knowledge. The Library of Light is about wading through this quagmire of information, selecting and foregrounding fascinating personalities and events which are not common knowledge.

Earlier Event: September 3
Soul2Soul with Gee Ami
Later Event: September 9
Stories from the Guts