Photo Credit: Banner Design: Simnikiwe Buhlungu
Photo Credit: Banner Design: Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Notes from Below – Exhibition, live sets, and presentations at ACUD Macht Neu / Thursday, 11.5.2023

Notes from Below is a three-pronged project that brings together the works of artists and musicians whose research, poetics, and discursive practices are attuned to sounding out and listening in. The exhibition curated by Bhavisha Panchia features the work of Gilles Aubry, Keli Safia Maksud, Sara Ouhaddou and Simnikiwe Buhlungu, which can be thought of as creative notes that search beyond the surface – of inscription (cultural, sociological and technological) to creatively interrogate, recover and imagine traditions, practices and knowledge. The artworks here are thought of as notes, whose arrangements create a composition of ideas and perspectives within the exhibition space.

On May 20, Lila Tirando a Violeta’s live set and Abadir’s DJ set further extend this principle through their musical performances. They merge different rhythmic styles from globally connected subcultures, creating speculative soundscapes that traverse sound art and pop music. They blend percussion, and layered effects with geophysical, and biological sounds, defying categorisation to offer a critical and forward-looking mix. These performances will be preceded by an artist talk by Lila Tirando a Violeta, and the book launch of Aubry’s recently published work, which offers an account of sound and aurality in Morocco.

11.5-10.06.2023 | Starts 18:00 CET
ACUD Macht Neu | Veteranenstraße 21 | 10119 | Event @ Facebook | Tickets

With generous support from Musikfonds and The Swiss Arts Council (Pro Helvetia)
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