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Further than Hip Hop

When Lavinia Xausa settles in Rotterdam in 2015, she is struck by the superdiverse character of the city. ‘Further than Hip Hop’ (2020) emerged from her inquiry into how Rotterdam communities are affected by Dutch colonial history. Xausa’s work draws a parallel between the word of colonial missionaries of the past and the words of rappers and spoken-word-artists in contemporary Rotterdam. In the film, Neusa Gomes, Kevin Josias, Adeiye Tjon and Rik Zutphen recite texts they wrote in response to a series of conversations Xausa initiated.

‘Further than Hip Hop’ by Lavinia Xausa is part of the exhibition ‘Joined Narratives’ at TENT, curated by Mariska van den Berg.

Watch the trailer here.