WHEN THE BATS FLY
Kumasi, Ghana 2020




THE BATS                   
Theresah Akomfah, Sharon Sedem Kamassah, Sel Kofiga, Austin Nortey, Julius Yaw Quansah, Awuhdu Suleman, Martin Toloku and Lilly Pfalzer

COSTUMES  Cando Fashion
VIDEOGRAPHY  growdavinci
PHOTOGRAPHY   Onsoh Edward
AUDIO Richard Sarpong-Fordjour
PRODUCTION  Mawuenya Amudzi
SUPERVISION  Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT]
DEVELOPED AT perfocraZe International Artist Residency- [pIAR]
SUPPORTED BY Federal Chancellery of Austria and Lower Austrian State Government




BATS SONG

In the darkness of the wisdom I transform
And the earth  rubs on my skin

and the only voice o
is the barking love
Until the morning
when the bats fly to Accra

Please come sit next to me
We don’t need no superior
No, we don’t need no superior 

Please come sit next to me
We don’t want no servant
No, we don’t want no servant

The spam of blood and justice
runs daily through my LTE Destruction goes before pride and fall before spirituality
Aggression from the 2000
runs daily through my LTE Imported frustration, exoticized and scam-friendly

Let’s spam the grey areas between the local and the global With translation errors

I have grown fat, fat, fat
Big ass, big breast, big elbows
I have grown fat, fat, fat
big eyebrows, big toes, big knees

We look into each other’s hearts
‪Let me hear your voice
In the wind, from ages
Do you wish to sing?
The unknown beckons
‪Calling us to fly
‪Discovering more than we know
We look into each other’s hearts
Let me hear your voice
In the wind, from ages