Black Athena Collective,

Black Athena Collective

2015 haben die Künstler_innen Heba Y. Amin (Ägypten) und Dawit L. Petros (Eritrea/Kanada) mit dem Black Athena Collective ein Forschungs- und künstlerisches Experimentallabor gegründet, das sich mit dem politischen Diskurs und Praktiken räumlicher Konstruktion in der Region des Roten Meeres zwischen Eritrea und Ägypten befasst. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchungen stehen die Wiederherstellung politischer Räume und verschiedene Architekturen der Reterritorialisierung. 

Black Athena Collective is a research and artistic laboratory for experimentation that engages political discourse and practices of spatial construction connected to the Red Sea region from Eritrea to Egypt. It looks specifically at the architectures of migrancy and the various frameworks of space and territorial demarcations in relation to errant bodies. The collective draws from challenges posed by Martin Bernal’s thesis which questions methodological assumptions embedded within Western historiography. Through multi-disciplinary perspectives including geography, sociology and history Black Athena Collective raises the question of migration as a crucial principle for imaging new conventions of territory. Central to their investigations are the reconstitution of political spaces and the various architectures and forms of reterritorialization. Black Athena Collective was founded in 2015 by artists Heba Y. Amin (EGY) and Dawit L. Petros (ER/CA).