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Sound art exhibition

Critical listening is the first step toward an ethics and aesthetics of care and freedom. Discarding listening habits and accepting new sound qualities allows access to other layers of history and experience. Artists from South Africa and Germany share their listening experiences in new sound works.


They reveal fractures in post apartheid society in South Africa, offer forms of transformation and healing, and question the ownership of sound in a postcolonial transhemispheric frame of reference.

Their collaboration aims to counteract stereotypical views on and about Africa that define the continent as a place of exploitation and extractivism.
In a two-year process, the project partners have created a space for exchange, residencies, collaboration and the creation of new works for the exhibition and the radio.

With:
Muhammad Dawjee, Garth Erasmus, Zara Julius, Nkosenathi Ernie Koela, Christina Kubisch, Mpho Molikeng, Gabisile Motuba, Neo Muyanga, Denise Onen, Kirsten Reese et al.

„Oscillations“ is a project by Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.

(Kapstadt) & Deutschlandfunk Kultur / Klangkunst (Berlin)

Funded by the TURN2 Fund of the
German Federal Cultural Foundation. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Supported by DAAD Künste & Medien Programm, Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf & National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)
Additional information
Price info: The entrance fee varies depending on the exhibition. Free admission until 18 years.
Dates
April 2024
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