Often playing a minor role when it comes to art history classes, sound constitutes a powerful force in history. Thinking about that, MEWO Kunsthalle put together “Buried in the Mix”, group show featuring 17 international artists – including PIPA Prize 2014 and 2016 nominee Vivian Caccuri – that investigates how sound can reconstitute negated voices, subjectivities and knowledge.
On view until January next year, the group show uses drawings, vinyl record albums, (sound) installations and performances to explore how songs, soundtracks, club music, music videos and field recordings can contest, disorient and reconstitute cultural memory and social knowledge. Caccuri’s featured piece, “Tidal Wave”, for example, explores the use of the bass with ritual and cult. Using the Ambrosian hymn “Aeterne Rerum Conditor” as a guide for her subwoofers and lit candles installation, she seeks how deep tunes – later on replaced by voice, wind instruments and strings in Christian music – still serves as “vehicle for the mind through body and skin”.
Other participating works reveal how sounds can attune us to the resonances of coloniality and western modernity, unveil structural differences of relation, and open up spaces for the production and reception of a range of experiences.
Check out some of the works showcased in “Buried in the Mix”:
“Buried in the Mix”, group show featuring 1115, Fatima Al Qadiri, Chino Amobi, Sonia Boyce, Vivian Caccuri, Tony Cokes, Sofia Córdova, Christopher Kirkley, Los Jaichackers, Carlos Monroy, Nástio Mosquito, Andrew Pekler, Mario Pfeifer, Andrew Putter, Thibaut de Ruyter, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Samson Young
Curated by Bhavisha Panchia
On view from September 23rd through January 14th, 2018
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