Auf Deutsch + Englisch - In German and English
Take a seat in the live TV show, Beige Nation! As your provocative star and host*, the post-internet icon Beige B*tch scrolls through the saturated reality of her beige world and challenges the (sur-)real fantasy construct of “mixed race” women. In anecdotes, interviews and bespoke adverts, she poses pointed questions about white accountability, Black Culture and what it means to belong. Ranging from exuberant to vulnerable her razor-sharp social commentary questions what expectations black womxn and black performers have to meet in a structurally racist, capitalist society in order to be listened to and celebrated by the audiences.
Nima Sénes artistic practice is rooted in uncovering complexity and parody within stereotypes and mainstream media portrayals of cultural identity. Their practice is rooted in embracing a sense of belonging with the unknown and the unseen. Nima was the 2018 recipient of the FST Assistant Director Bursary for End of Eddy (Dir. Stewart Laing). They received the BANNER award (Arts Admin & LADA) in 16/17 for an early development of Beige B*tch.
BY AND WITH Nima Séne FEAT. FRAN.K, James Primmer, Jee Chan, Daniel Hughes FILM Daniel Hughes COSTUMES Sabrina Henry DRAMATURGICAL ASSISTANCE Laura Fisher LIGHT DESIGN Jazz Hutsby SOUNDDESIGN Alicia Matthews
A production of Nima Séne in co-production with Contact and the Diverse Actions initiative of Live Art UK. With support from Creative Scotland, Platform, The Work Room, Engine Room at National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway, Buzzcut and Take Me Somewhere. The poem "blackouts" by Nima Séne is inspired by the writings of Ama Josephine. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung