In 2017, I authored the nonexisting manual: From a Dead Man. It explores the life of Theo Masrakaba, a psychopath who predicted to be the president of Suriname from 2020 to 2025 and die in 2037. When I met Theo in 2017 he had developed several diaries to become “the negro bible” and it is this pursuit the book focuses on participation based on the adage ‘I’ do not exist.
This manual reflects the part of my art practice regarding my own behavior as a performer (as the “Tumpi Flow” performance persona), and the diaries of Theo Masrakaba. When I interacted with him, I became inspired to write a manual for future leaders of the Amerika’s, combining Theo’s predictions and Tumpi’s performances of nonexistence.