EX-SITU SONIC SCULPTURE
Ex-Situ is a multimedia performance, interactive sonic sculpture and audiovisual work which explores how human beings can exist in past, current and future homeland(s), simultaneously. Ex-Situ refers to the linkage that occurs between people who have lost the physical location of their former home but maintain bonds despite living in disparate location(s) and home(s).
Visitors are invited to come by:
Monday 29 Nov 18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 30 Nov 12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 1 Dec 12:00 - 21:00
The work begins with a musical collaboration between sonic and somatic artists HYENAZ and the Gambian singer Yusuph Suso, a piece called "Ex Situ" in which Yusuph, through song and interviews in Mandinka and English narrates the network of connections in space and time through which his life in Gambia intersects his life in Sicily.
For the exhibit the artists have remediated this musical work into a levitating sound sculpture comprising a "mobile of mobile phones", a network of damaged and destroyed mobile phones, suspended in space, each looping elements of the musical work and Yusuph's text and song at differing intervals such that a new, generative sonic work emerges that is never the same in any moment.
Visitors will be able to record their own stories of movement, motion and migration using their own devices. These texts will be musically transformed and woven into the sound sculpture.
Yusuph will appear at the Berlin event virtually, calling in from a small simultaneous event in Palermo.
Ex Situ is the fourth release in the HYENAZ Foreign Bodies project: a series of singles, mixed-reality performances and a/v installations that engage with relational bodies--bodies in motion, bodies in migration, bodies in resistance.
Yusuph Suso — Text, Vocals, Video
HYENAZ (Mad Kate and Adrienne Teicher) — Music and Video
Lau Bau — Sculpture Design, Construction
Rodrigo Frenk — Creative Code
Sky Deep — Remix
Special Thanks to Juan de Chamié
Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR recovery programme.
Further Information about Ex-Situ: https://www.hyenaz.com/ex-situ/
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
EXIT, Wienerstrasse 32, 10999 Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany