Memory Biwa


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  • Academic and Artist

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  • ISEA 2018

    Memory Biwa lives in Windhoek, Namibia. Her research combines memory, performance, sound studies and archival theory. Her research on narratives and performance, as archive, informs notions of subjectivity and the re-centering of alternative epistemologies and imaginaries. Her latest book chapter, ‘Afterlives of Genocide’, appears in, ‘Memory and Genocide: On what remains and the possibility of representation’. Her post-doctoral research on Khoekhoegowab sound recordings from a 1950s sound collection of central Namibia has developed her interests in oral/aural sonority and performative excess. The project expanded into a collaborative performance project, ‘Listening at Pungwe’, with Robert Machiri. ‘Listening at Pungwe’, was presented in Windhoek, Cape Town, Accra, Lausanne, Berlin, and recently at Museum of African Arts at the Dakar Biennale in May 2018.


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  • Windhoek, Namibia


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