recent publications

* a piece of creative writing in the anthology dedicated to May Ayim, edited by Dr. Natasha A. Kelly SISTERS AND SOULS - Inspirationen von May Ayim, Berlin: Orlanda Frauenverlag





* an academic essay in the anthology sichtbar_unsichtbar. Geschlechterwissen in (auto)biographischen Texten published in the Fall 2015 by the main gender studies editor Transcript Verlag in Bielefeld.


As a member of the working group AK ForschungsHandeln, I am co-editor of this book that was released this year by one of the most innovative independent publishing house in Berlin, w_orte&meer:

AK ForschungsHandeln (Ed.), InterdepenDenken! Wie Positionierung und Intersektionalität forschend gestalten, March 2016











my academic paper presented @ the International Symposium "Writing Women's Lives: Auto/Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and Historiography" hosted by Yeditepe University and Women's Library, Istanbul, April 19th & 20th 2014. The paper will be later published under the title : "Dancing Women's Lives, Women Living Dance : Feminist auto/biographical storytelling in Oxana Chi's transcultural dance art".



Wer Tanzt im August?

Die Originalversion, geschrieben am 07. August 2013
Die veröffentlichte Version, Neues Deutschland, 17. August 2013


ZamIndia, eine Reise in bild & wort. essay. 2013







 

Oxana Chi von Zopf bis Fluss : Transkulturelle Tanzkunst & alternative Geschichtsschreibung

Neuer Artikel von Layla Zami im DOSSIER The Living Archive: kulturelle Produktionen und Räume (hrsgb. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung | Aicha Diallo | Jan 2013)
Das Dossier stellt Standpunkte und kreative Prozesse aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven zusammen, die ein differenziertes Bild des komplexen Geflechts von Kunst/Kultur und Migration/Postkolonialismus in Deutschland und darüber hinaus kartografieren.

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Foto: Oxana Chi Tanzende Statue in Neferet iti Foto von Layla Zami Copyright: Chi/Zami






"Lichtspuren" new article with text and images by Layla Zami - brennpunkt, magazin für fotografie Ausgabe Oct/Dez 2011, zum anschauen/runterladen

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Mit Oxana Chi Durch Gärten in Nah und Fern, Kulturmagazin für Migration und Partizipation, Nb 45, Summer 2010.

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exhibition booklet, "to dyke_trans | dis_visualizing re_locating de_silencing |", galerie funke berlin 2012
curators : prof. dr. lann hornscheidt (hu university berlin) & ja'n sammla with xart splitta e.v.

“dis_visualizing?” solitary people and their surroundings. questioning and the quest for harmony. people stepping into new worlds, step by step creating their own worlds. the dreamer blowing away the stormy past and cloudy futures to create a second of eternity. the dancer’s body linking the ground she anchored and the air she s breathing. photographs sometimes bear traces of tenderness.

“re_locating?” in exhibiting images, i am re-projecting a moment…but a new moment is created in the viewing context! the observers are free to project their own creativity. watching the viewers viewing, i feel how each one enters the exhibition space with their personal emotions. and i like to show you who is behind the camera. who am i in this photographic instant how do i relate to the people i photographed and how do you relate to them through me?

 “de_silencing?” de_silencing for me means voicing our dreams, naming ourselves and printing beautiful faces and spaces on a glossy paper. we are black indian jewish and so much more we are lesbians queer dykes we are not yin or yang we are both and we are beyond. we are no longer waiting in line for your magazines your preferences we re*create our own stories and spaces. we are loving lovers we are… beautiful!

this is how i relate to this exhibition and its concept. i thank lann, ja’n, the beautiful people (not forgetting myself;) i photographed, i thank my sista anouchK for connecting people and i thank my muse oxana for her feminist love.

ubuntu ngumuntu nga bantu

laYla Zami


Rendre sur scène son corps à Sawtche

Un texte écrit d'oralité retrouvée, par Layla Zami,Madinin'Art, Fev 2011



Plus d'informations et extraits vidéo du spectacle sur le site de la compagnie Difé Kako

 

Texte à chanter de vive voix ou à murmurer tout bas.


Un quart. de tour.

Encore un quart. Encore un puis un autre !

« On » en a fait le tour.

La danseuse tourne...

Public jeté d'emblée, sans détour, dans le rôle

de celles et ceux qui ont tué, violé, volé de leurs regards, gestes et paroles,

le corps et la vie de Sawtche.


Même après sa mort

Les scientifiques – scienti-fric

Dépecèrent le corps

L'étiquetèrent, sans éthique.


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Poesie

sur le morne

sont-ce des maisons
ou des femmes portant la charge de la vie
tchen be raid pas moli
surtout ne pas se courber
et rayonner de leur sombre lumière
d'ombres ancrées à la colline
ou puiser la force de comprendre
sécher ses larmes dans une mer de larmes salées
Caraibes et Arawaks - coeurs meurtris, âmes légères
portées par les alizés
Madinina - si belle de désespoir
               - si saoûlée d'histoire

Trénelle/Citron, Martinique 2011