Ogutu Muraya, Because I Always Feel Like Running

31/10/2017 - 31/10/2017

In Because I always feel like running,  Ogutu Muraya navigates the phenomenon and
politics of running. In East Africa, the emergence of athletic prowess in middle and long distance
categories coincided with the independence movements. Since the 60s the success of athletes became tied with the process of nation building and the creation of a new identity in a postcolonial context.

In the same way as a marathon runner is always pushing his limits and enhancing his body, the performance also centres on willpower and physical tenacity. Through historical, documentary and personal narravites, Muraya investigates the runners body both as a political repository and a vulnerable, vital and resilient biological organism. 

 



Composition and performance: Ogutu Muraya
Dramaturge & directorial assistance: Leila Anderson
Developed with support from Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Bâtard Festival & Veem House for Performance. Thanks to KVS, Campo and Vooruit.

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