AMUK: A performance by Khairani Barokka
From Kathryn Hood
Through the colonial histories leading to the mistranslation of the Malay/Indonesian word ‘amuk’ into ‘amuck’, and the phrase ‘running amuck’, these words are imagined as characters in literal dialogue with and against each other.
This specially commissioned poetry performance from Khairani Barokka builds on questions of climate policy and finance to tell the story – a story, our story, the story of our earth. Through her work and in conversation with Esa Aldegheri, Khairani Barokka will shift our understanding of the climate crisis from an external clash of nature and humanity to an internal struggle of behaviours, histories, cultures and ethics.