Late Nights In Squat Bars presents Hearing Now, an exhibition of newly created sound works inspired by research into female* sound artists and musicians active in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s, accompanied by a series of events.
Sunday 17th June 7pm | Hearing Now: Live – Late Nights In Squat Bars | In the first of the four events accompanying their Hearing Now exhibition, Shanti Suki Osman and Dafne Della Dafne give an artist talk introducing their sound works and ending with a live performance. The pieces created for the Hearing Now exhibition are inspired by female* sound artists and musicians active in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s. Including interviews and samples, these original pieces also position Dafne and Shanti’s own electro pop music biographies alongside those artists reflected in the exhibition.
Thursday 21st June 7pm | Optical Silence – Karina Griffith | “When was the last time you were speechless?” | This was one of the questions Karina Griffith asked the participants in her “Visual Creole” writing workshop at the first Souls Sisters Black Arts Retreat in Klasdorf, Brandenburg. Her documentation of the experience exists as a 2-channel video piece without sound; Entitled. In this performance lecture, Griffith interrogates the silence of Entitled and explores what is at stake for intersectional bodies claiming space outside of Germany’s urban centres.
Sunday 24th June 7pm | The Silence that is not a Rest* – Rosanna Lovell | * Taken from the title of a chapter in Christina Scharff’s new book Gender, Subjectivity and Cultural Work: The Classical Music Profession, this multimedia performance follows the theme of women in music making and what it means to make sound and be heard. It will reflect on how women musicians work with(in) structural and institutional limitations and discriminatory attitudes towards their work and how to challenge existing notions of the canon. We will think about questions such as who gets heard and how do we listen? Rosanna Lovell’s piece will be followed by a conversation around these themes where audience members will also be invited to share their thoughts and responses to the different components of the exhibition.
Thursday 28th June 7pm | Seeing Now! Dafne Narvaez Berlfein | A visual intervention, a live dialogue with the sounds created by Late Nights In Squat Bars for the exhibition Hearing Now. Inspired by Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983) a pioneer of visual symphony films.
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Supported by the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
Hearing Now – A Sound Installation
Sunday, 17th June 2018 – Thursday, 28th June 2018 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 22:00 CET
O.T. Projektraum | Weichselstr 55, | 12045 Berlin