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ASC Window Space | Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom

04/05/2012 - 04/06/2012

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Wild Men

 by Renato Rosaldo

A Filipino from the mountains

and I decide to call each other brother.

He asks how I can ask if he’s taken a human head.

He’s fed me, held my hand on treacherous trails.

I apologize, he’s right, never believe war stories.

He pauses and recalls long ago, the time of the Japanese.

Yes, they beheaded some stragglers, helping us medikano.

Downstream, he reveals more recent deeds,

pointing to the house where he took a head, he says,

“Family deaths cling to me like vines to a tree.

Grief slows my steps, bleaches my cheeks.

Throwing away the victim’s head

rids me of rage.” I’m silent.

Full poem on essay: ‘Of Headhunters and Soldiers: Separating Cultural and Ethical Relativism’

 

b.London, lives and works in London. Boakye-Yiadom completed his Post -Grad Diploma at Royal Academy Schools in 2008. Previous solo exhibitions include Misguided Warrior, Squid & Tabernacle, London, and Backwash, Primo Alonso Gallery, London. Selected group exhibitions include Restrike, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London. This is England, Uno & Uno, Milan, Like Love Part One & Two, The Bluecoats, Liverpool.

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Start:
04/05/2012
End:
04/06/2012
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ASC Window Space
Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8EQ UK
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