Natalie Dixon

4 November 2021
21:30 — 22:30

Location: Het Huis Main Stage

Performance reading //

Senhora is a story of awkward love, arranged marriage and advertising for a wife. Delivered as a performance reading, Natalie Dixon tells the story of the women who left Portugal in post-war Europe to seek love and a better life in “Africa.” After the performance Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut) will lead the Q&A.

Dixon’s own Portuguese family photo archive is the narrative starting point. Invoking the themes of modern love and cold intimacies, Senhora explores minority women’s experiences of work and romance in South Africa in the 1950s and 60s. Senhora forms part of a series of performance-readings (Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 / Het Nieuwe Instituut 2019) that was initiated by Het Nieuwe Instituut’s on-going research program on the theme of burn-out.

Image: Natalie Dixon’s grandmother. Photo courtesy of the Serra family archive


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