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(post-)migrants of the world, unite

With the titles „Willkommen in Kanakistan” (welcome to Kanakistan) and „Kanakistan 2.0“, Taudy Pathmanathan and Tamer Düzyol have accomplished to shake up the cultural scene of Erfurt, Thuringia. From 2016 to 2017 the two of them have organized a stage for readings, poetry, workshops and lots of discussions with a focus on (post)migrant narratives. We have invited them to join our stage with their current project “Haymatlos” – a book with collected poetry from various writers, who are processing their own experiences with identity, migration and racism.


The kick off for Haymatlos came with a poem, that was written by a visitor of the “Kanakistan”-events. It was followed by a “Call for Poems” in January 2018 and the idea to fund the project with a crowdfunding campaign. The book is going to be published in October 2018, by edition assemblage and just in time to be discussed and read on the CLINCH Festival!


Tamer Düzyol and Taudy Pathmanathan

decolonize your art gallery

You’ll have a small glimpse on what will happen on CLINCH, with our teaser poster. The illustration on the poster is a part of the series “Decolonize! Create Spaces of Love!” by @decolonial_killjoy, who we are happy to host at the festival with an exhibition of her art.


@decolonial_killjoy is an artist and activist, mainly located in Vienna where she is founder and curator of “WE DEY x SPACE” – a self organized community centre for Black and PoC artists. Being founded in 2013, WE DEY is not only a place for certain projects, such as exhibitions, workshops or film screenings, but also a platform for connecting and supporting each other.


In WE DEY, but also in her own art, @decolonial_killjoy is focusing on the visibility of marginalized perspectives and bodies, showing possibilities that can emerge from radical, utopian, queer feminist collectivity of Black and People of Color.


Clinch Teaser Poster