South Boom Boom
South Boom Boom is an attempt to survive in apnea, a continuous labor, a possibility to re-imagine the world, a way to escape captivity, to draw fugitive lines, to resist, to fight and fly, to conceive resistances, to migrate, to reinvent a catastrophe, to deform the shapes of oppression across time.
SOUTH BOOM BOOM was published in a special section of Performance Philosophy Journal Vol. 7 No. 2 (2022) [scroll down] with contributions from non-Europese Economische Ruimte (EER) students who study at the ATD and directly experience financial and political inequalities while studying in Europe because they come from the Global South.
This magazine aims to function as an anticolonial statement expressed from that absurd position of studying and living here as someone who both has to pay the highest tuition fee while being considered as “poor and underdeveloped”. The SOUTH BOOM BOOM project included performative conferences, which aimed to discuss the importance of dissident invisibility in art and education to explore how institutions can articulate and enact an anti-racist and anti-colonial agenda.
SOUTH BOOM BOOM was edited by Mario Lopes, Tom Oliver Jacobson, and Flavia Pinheiro and includes texts, essays and poems submitted by students and alumni of DAS Graduate School along with invited artists including Ana Lira, Rodrigo Batista, Paula Montecinos Oliva, Isis Andreatta, and Carolina Bianchi.
This publication is made possible through the support of Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca and funding from the ATD Lectorate, the Academy of Theatre & Dance, Amsterdam, and Medezeggenschap Quality agreements, Participation Council of the ATD and Platform 2025.