First and foremost, the photo project Double Heritage resulted in the photographic book ‘Moengo!’. Secondly, a selection of the photos was shown during expositions in Moengo and Paramaribo. After the expo’s in Suriname, another exhibition took place in the Netherlands, at the Open Space Contemporary Art Museum (OSCAM) in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.
The Double Heritage exhibition at OSCAM lasted for two weeks. The opening featured a winti priestess (Marian Markelo), who consacrated the exhibition, three gamelan players (Widosari Gamelan Ensemble), who played songs about tradition and renewal, and a spoken word artist (Tirsa With), who recited work about identity, heritage, and post-colonialism.
The opening was sold out (100 people). For the exhibition and related events, I applied for additional funds: Fonds voor Zuidoost and Gemeente Zuidoost. The profits from sold pictures went to the young photographers from Moengo.
During the exhibition, I led a four day workshop about storytelling in photography for young people in Amsterdam-Zuidoost. The assignments I gave them during the workshops were similar to the ones I gave the young workshop participants in Moengo, and adressed the same themes; identity and surroundings, history and future, demise and resilience.
The workshop concluded with a presentation at OSCAM, during which their photographs were added to the exhibition.