Force Times Distance. On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies

Force Times Distance. On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies
Library Shelf Location 16.SONS
Publication Date 2021

Amidst everything that has and is still going on, what is silenced and what reverberates? What is revealed and what is ignored? Is solidarity resonating? Do we perceive its echoes while some people keep being denied breath? The curatorial framework of sonsbeek20→24, centered around labour and its sonicities, connects a millenary history crossing times and geographies to the present moment, through a multitude of voices, sounds, and ripples. It invites us to listen to the sounds relegated to the “edges” of the “main” motive, to the whispered stories, to those passed through singing and through storytelling, and embodied narratives. An edition that inhabits the absence from the dominant image. An edition that draws particular attention to that which has been written otherwise — in singing, playing, performing, dancing, caring, in polyphonic rhythms and multiple motherless-tongues thanks to which memories, traditions, spiritualities, entire cosmologies crossed oceans and deserts. This edition aims to reveal the complex labour relations and inequalities that show who is (un)seen, who is (in)dispensable, who is seemingly worth our applause, and who is fawningly silent.

ISBN 9783948212537
Quantity 1
Pages 352
Editors Antonia, Antonia Alampi, Amal Alhaag
Format Paperback
Publisher Archive Books
Category Annual/Biennial/Survey shows etc
Keywords Labour, Sound Art, soundscapes, politics of work, Group exhibition, exhibition catalogue

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