The “House of Self-Defence” presents: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
The “House of Self-Defence” was a festival by “Kein schöner Archiv“. The project of Michael Annoff and Nuray Demir has been documenting the immaterial heritage of post-migrant society live and in public since 2018.
Intangible heritage is performative. It has to be rehearsed, passed on and communicated again and again, otherwise it gets lost. It cannot simply be locked away in a showcase. It wants to be lived, not admired. This is precisely why we have a duty to document our situated knowledge, however fleeting it may be, so that it can be shared. To this end, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley was asked to create the video work "The Face of Defence". It is the only testimony to be left of the House of Self-Defence.