Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee
10 EURO entry
Right after its World Premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, “Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee” is spoken word and performance art magic by Indonesian artist and writer Khairani Barokka. Get ready to hear and see word-slings of womanism, Southeast Asia, irreverence, lack of penitence, Java the island, java the coffee as imbibed by religious figures, anti-ableism, and slurpee drinks. ‘****ing astonishing. Best spoken word I’ve seen in years’ (Laura McKay, writer). ‘Expect to laugh, to think, to greatly admire this young artist’ (Australian Broadcasting Corp). ‘Powerful’ (BBC Indonesia)
Okka is a talented young Indonesian female artist and arts and disability researcher. As a fulltime, independent artist with a disability, she always includes some basic rights issues for those with disabilities in her work. In 2013, Okka participated as International Writer-in-Residence at the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
According to The New Current’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 interview, Okka’s solo spoken word show Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee is “unlike any you have seen or heard before, pushing the boundaries of poetry, performance art and storytelling. … The show will let you hear and see word-slings of womanism, Southeast Asia, irreverence, lack of penitence, Java the island, java the coffee as imbibed by religious figures, anti-ableism, and slurpee drinks.”