Opening a new perspective on our own colonial history. Presenting the Afro-Caribbean view on the Flensbug sugar and rum trade.
Strategies and practices of violence, racism and stereotyping, which were used to legitimize centuries of colonial rule. Forms of African resistance, self-preservation and survival.
This exhibition wants to irritate and challenge. Those who want to know more have to bend down and take on a different posture, a different ‘attitude’, as all exhibits have been moved down to floor level, contained in themed boxes. On their way to see them, however, visitors walk across people. Tightly packed, like on the slave ships, their outlines are painted on the floor – in white lines, like on a crime scene.
The outline of a historic slave ship overlays the entire museum building, oriented towards Ghana and the Virgin Islands. Its form stretches far beyond the building into the city space, reaching casual passers-by too, and inviting their participation.
Data & Facts
- June 2017
- Maritime Museum Flensburg
- Exhibition Space
- 100 m2