Longing for Community
Online Exhibition by SUMAC SPACE and PHILOMENA PLUS
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About the Event
DJ and Artist Seba Kayan usually works with sounds that she collects, creates, resamples, rearranges, reinterprets, redifines and remixes. Her project "Genesis of a Sound Teller" brings together those who are passionate about techno and those familiar with the Anatolian soungs. On a dance floor, she usally gives both groups the possibility to meet, dance, and learn from each other. Here, she shares her collection fo sounds inspired by her Kurdish-Anatolian heritage, uses songs by musical storytellers called dengbejis and introduces them to the world of techno.
How do we gather? What kind of communities do we form? As new encounters and gatherings become more difficult and are even considered a threat to our mutual well-being, during the Covid pandemic, the exhibition explores forms of artistic exchange in public or virtual space. Be it an invitation to have tea together in public, a quest for a common non- verbal language, a reflection on the dialectal expressions of collective activities or an encounter between two music genres and their audiences, the participating artists present ways of being together in a time when community is in question. Language and action-based communication open up further exchanges, meetings or assemblies, which may take place in physical or digital spheres and imagine a possible, alternative institutionality.