It takes a village
MOHA with Biljana Radinoska and Lisanne van Aert
Who cares? How care? What care? When care?
It takes a village is a participatory performance that leads you through different spaces in Veem House, each space a new performative encounter. Through stories, games and interactive installations, MOHA invites you to come into contact with different perspectives on what is it to care.
For the making of It takes a village, the artists stayed for several months in the Rotterdam district of Ijsselmonde. While there, they spoke to many social workers: street coaches, youth workers, ‘frontline coaches’ who help vulnerable mothers, and many more. Now they bring these experiences home, to Amsterdam. Translating their learnings and direct experiences with care workers into the theatre, MOHA generates theatrical and immersive set ups which allow for a glimpse into the lives of care workers and triggers questions of ones own ideas about care.
It takes a village is part of MOHA’s long-term project ‘Who Cares?’, an artistic project in the form of a series, in which MOHA investigates and exposes the place of care in our society. The artists delve into various professions that deal with care: they worked with neighborhood cleaners, the housekeeping staff of a care home, social workers, farmers, nurses and they worked in a cemetery. For a minimum of three months they reside in one location and immerse themselves in different professions to create a layered portrait through the lens of care.
Care conversation + dinner (September 25th, 18.00)
On the 25th of September we welcome you for a conversation about care. For this first episode we invite social workers and cultural workers to share their stories, using them as a base to look closer into what binds us to our work and moreover what binds us to care.
Around dinner, we will be comparing and exchanging our experiences, our working tools, our tips and challenges. Care will be served on a plate along with a bowl of soup, some drinks and a conversation. It will reveal itself through its many layers and shapes: a passion or a survival tool, sometimes a weight too heavy to carry, a seed we plant that we might never see growing or a letter to someone we value, often a need for change.
Special guests of the night: social worker, youth worker and director of Talentz Skool, Rachel Heymach and general manager of Rotterdams Wijktheater Jasmina Ibrahimovic. Hosts: Olivia Rechosfky and Alice Pons (MOHA).
MOHA is an Amsterdam-based artist collective that creates performances, presents workshops, devises publications, and proposes alternative curatorial models. Operating outside conventional art institutions, MOHA works in public spaces and with specific communities, aiming to shatter our personal bubbles and connect with the day-to-day realities of people we might otherwise never encounter. MOHA is a House Artist of Veem House.
It takes a village is made by
Biljana Radinoska, Alice Pons, Lisanne van Aert
Alice Pons, Biljana Radinoska, Lisanne van Aert, Charlot van der Meer, Olivia Reschofsky, Juliyah Heymach, Che-kayley Williams
Nora Muriel Gruica Design, Andrews&Degen