2023 Movement Research ACROSS POLY(e)MOTION

The Myth of Karukera and Cibuqueira

Exhibition by Thomias Radin

15 June 2023, 6 PM
Galerie Wedding & Town Hall Square
Exhibition & Festival Opening

Thomias Radin premieres his newly created mural ›The Myth of Karukera and Cibuqueira‹, inspired by the two native names of the main islands of Guadeloupe. Radin weaves a story exploring the human condition, the power of movement, and the enduring relevance of myth in shaping our understanding of the world. For the opening ceremony, Radin activates the work through sound and movement. A DJ set by Peeps and Coco Calypso invites you to dance and hang out throughout the evening while Caribbean and West African snacks will be served.

Thomias Radin

Thomias Radin (born 1993, Abymes, Guadeloupe) earned an MFA from the University of Rennes (2018) and has had a solo exhibition at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin (2019), where he later became curator of performance with the programme Sensitivities of Dance. The concept of Rhizome, introduced by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, is used by Radin as a philosophical tool in his multidisciplinary art practice, which addresses contemporary societal issues and is heavily influenced by his Afro-Caribbean French identity and diverse cultural relationships with the world. He uses metaphorical language to engage in an intimate conversation and indirect exposure in his work. Radin sets vulnerability, intimacy, intuition as the foundation of his work. He critically investigates how the Black body was, is, and will be shaped while reflecting on his own origins and identity. His multidisciplinary practice, settled at the intersection of performance and painting, enables him to employ dance as well as painting as an anthropological tool to question Western societies on the whole and to deconstruct the mythologies they have developed. Last February 2022 Radin also had his first solo exhibition in the United States Kimbé Rèd Pa Moli with Steve Turner Gallery (Los Angeles). His work was also featured by Steve Turner at Expo Chicago (April 2022). ‹I paint like I dance. I move and feel with an intuitive freedom of expression, using multiple body languages to be in tune with the music of painting.‹ (Thomias Ludovic Radin)


Peeps is a French, Berlin-based DJ and creative director of FAAM Studio. With an eclectic music style, Peeps navigates between House, Afro, Baile funk, and dancehall. He makes people dance and stay groovy on the dancefloor. He is a resident DJ at Refuge Worldwide Radio, plays at Kink, Watergate Berlin, Prince Charles, Monarch Berlin or Amano Hotel, and is the founder of Groove Service (a celebration of house music events).