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Swap Families – A multidisciplinary performance installation

To swap, English for exchange, swap, trade: the Ghanaian-German project Swap Families transfers these practices to the microcosm of the family. The artist collectives Futur3 (Cologne) and eX-para-Mental (Kumasi) send each other packages with everyday objects, photos, recipes and stories from their family lives. In the respective other country, an artistic process then begins that approaches the objects and stories sometimes associatively-playfully, sometimes in the form of reenactments, and reinterprets them with various means.

What is the relationship between culture(s), society(ies), tradition(s), families (as social constructs), and the individual person? What stories are each told about and within families? Swap Families explores these questions and brings together possible answers into a multidisciplinary performative installation as part of the africologneFESTIVAL. An artistic exchange in mutual consensus and an intercultural treatise with perhaps unexpected narratives.

Tickets exclusively via Qultor:

03.06.23, 21:00 (Preview):

08.06.2023, 20:00 (premiere) :

09.06.2023, 11:00 Uhr:

10.06.2023, 15:00 Uhr:

11.06.2023, 17:30 Uhr:


africologneFESTIVAL / afroTopia e.V.

The event is sponsored by:
Performing Arts Fund / Neustart Kultur
Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
City of Cologne


Swap Families – A multidisciplinary performance installation


Jun 10 2023


15:00 - 16:20


Old fire station/hall
Melchiorstrasse 3, 50670 Cologne


Mit Frühbucher-Rabatt (bis 30.4.): 18 / 10 € (erm.), danach: 24 / 13 € (erm.)

Program area



Film / Performance / Theater,
Konzert / Party