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    THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN:  THE LIFE AND WORK OF MICHAEL AND SANDRA HARNER

    Fri 23.03 20:00 // SCREENING, TALK // ACUD STUDIO
    THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MICHAEL AND SANDRA HARNER

    Welcome to an evening with the Foundation For Shamanic Studies Europe. On this evening we will show THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MICHAEL AND SANDRA HARNER, a documentary that takes us from anthropologist Michael Harners early expeditions to the Upper Amazon via the establishment of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies to the nowadays worldwide renowned methodology of core shamanism.
     
    There will be an introductory talk with the director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe, Roland Urban, and Faculty Members as well as Q&A after the screening to learn more about core shamanism.
     
    The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving, studying, and teaching shamanic knowledge.
     
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    FR 23.3 // 20H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING+TALK
    foundation for shamanic studies europe presents
    THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN:
    THE LIFE AND WORK OF MICHAEL AND SANDRA HARNER

    an expedition to the realm of core shamanism
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    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #3: MOUTHORGANS IN CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, CHINA, THAILAND

    Thu 22.03 20:00 // PRESENTATION // ACUD STUDIO
    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #3: MOUTHORGANS IN CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, CHINA, THAILAND

    The third presentation of the series Searching for Zomia focuses on instrumental mouthorgans in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China and Thailand.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    The mouthorgans of South-east Asia are supposed to be the ancestors of the European Organ. Several models of mouthorgans exist among so many traditions of ethnic minorities inhabiting the Zomian highlands.
     
    Introducing the Mbouat (6 bamboo tubes inserted in a gourd as resonance box) of the Bunong in Cambodia, the Qeej (6 bamboo tubes inserted in a wooden box as resonance box) of the Hmong in Laos and Vietnam, the Khene (14 or 16 bamboo tubes inserted in a wooden box as resonance box) of various Laotian ethnic groups in Laos, the Gue (various mouthorgans of different sized of 6 bamboo tubes inserted in a wooden box as resonance box) of the Galao & Hmong in China, the Fulu (a 5 bamboo tubes mouthorgan mounted on a small guard) of the Lisu in Thailand and more.
     

     

     
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    From 2000 till 2014 LAURENT JEANNEAU was based in South-East Asia recording the music, songs and rituals of traditional cultures rooted in the remote Hinterlands. In as series of 5 events he presents the music of these historical areas of refuge also called the Zomian highlands.
     
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    DO 22.3 // 20H // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // PRESENTATION
    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #3:
    MOUTHORGANS IN CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, CHINA, THAILAND

    a presentation in sound and image recorded by kink gong aka laurent jeanneau
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    SONIC INSOLENCE/AUDITORY FABULATION: PEDRO OLIVEIRA

    Tue 20.03 19:00 // TALK // ACUD STUDIO
    SONIC INSOLENCE/AUDITORY FABULATION: PEDRO OLIVEIRA

    What are the political possibilities of sound, and what types of knowledge can be learned from and produced by listening to the world as a decolonizing practice? How can sound and listening be understood as practices of insolence as well as sites for decolonizing fabulation?
     
    Starting from idiosyncratic material examples from the ever-ongoing political turmoil of Latin America, in this talk we will discuss the production of listening anxieties and the perpetration of violences through and with sound. However our focus will not be on how these violences take place, but instead on the sites where modes of radical sonic resistance are articulated. To guide the talk we will read these examples through my own artistic and academic work, in particular an ongoing project called “Border Vocalities.” In it, I explore the politics of machine listening and calibration of accent recognition technologies, as well as their deployment within the European border industry against specific bodies.
     
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    PEDRO OLIVEIRA

    … is an artist and researcher in sound studies, born in São Paulo 21 years after a Coup d’Etat, and 31 before another. His work inquires and intervenes on the ontological designing of sonic violences, with a focus on material practices of racialized police violence in Brazil. He holds a PhD (currently Dr. des) in Design Research from the University of Arts Berlin, and is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. He is also one-half of the artistic research duo “A Parede” and one-eighth of the “Decolonising Design” group.
     
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    http://a-pare.de
    http://tacticaltech.org
     
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    DI 20.3 // 19H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK
    tactical tech presents
    SONIC INSOLENCE/AUDITORY FABULATION:
    PEDRO OLIVEIRA

    an evening about the political possibilities of sound and learning through listening to the world
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    STADT FÜR ALLE. ANALYSEN UND ANEIGNUNGEN MIT: HEIDRUN AIGNER // SARAH KUMNIG

    Sat 17.03 20:00 // PRESENTATION // ACUD STUDIO
    STADT FÜR ALLE. ANALYSEN UND ANEIGNUNGEN MIT: HEIDRUN AIGNER // SARAH KUMNIG

    Die beiden Herausgeberinnen, Heidrun Aigner und Sarah Kumnig, stellen das gerade im Mandelbaum-Verlag erschienene Buch “Stadt für Alle. Analysen und Aneignungen” vor und zur Diskussion.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Rassistische Polizeikontrollen, Ausschlüsse beim sozialen Wohnbau, Bettelverbote: In Städten wird ständig verhandelt, wer dazu gehört und wer nicht, wer Zugang zu Ressourcen hat und wer nicht. Dieser Sammelband liefert sowohl theoretische Überlegungen, wie auch konkreten Erfahrungen und Interventionen zum Thema gesellschaftliche Teilhabe sowie Ein- und Ausschlüsse in Städten.
     
    Aktivist_innen aus antirassistischen und queer_feministischen Zusammenhängen und Wissenschafter_innen analysieren Grenzpraktiken an verschiedenen Orten des täglichen Lebens (Wohnen, Lohnarbeit, öffentlicher Raum, …). Sie skizzieren aber auch, wie diese verändert und destabilisiert werden können, um an einer Stadt für Alle (weiter) zu bauen: Etwa mit Urban Citizenship und Sanctuary Cities, der Stadt ohne Polizei, gutem Wohnen für alle oder der Stadt für alle, die auch Kinder und Jugendliche meint.
     
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    HEIDRUN AIGNER [Herausgeberin]
    … forscht gerade zur Frage, wie in Wien neue Grenzpraktiken unter dem Deckmantel der Drogenpolitik etabliert werden. Sie mag Initiativen, die sich Stadt in Selbstorganisation aneignen.
     
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    SARAH KUMNIG [Herausgeberin]
    … forscht und lehrt an der Universität Wien zu neoliberaler Stadtentwicklung, Urban Citizenship und lokalen Grenzpraktiken und ist stadtpolitisch aktiv in Wien.
     
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    SA 17.3 // 20H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // PRESENTATION
    STADT FÜR ALLE. ANALYSEN UND ANEIGNUNGEN
    MIT: HEIDRUN AIGNER // SARAH KUMNIG

    die beiden herausgeberinnen stellen das druckfrische buch vor und zur diskussion
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    GALLERY REFLECTIONS #4: PROTESTING IDENTITIES

    Thu 15.03 19:00 // TALK // ACUD STUDIO
    GALLERY REFLECTIONS #4: PROTESTING IDENTITIES

    ifa-Galerie presents: A conversation with Candice Breitz (artist, Berlin), Natasha Ginwala (curator, researcher, author, Berlin), Azadeh Sharifi (theatre scholar, LMU Munich) and Jonas Tinius (anthropologist, HU Berlin).
     
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    ABOUT
     
    For this final gallery reflection, we will be talking about “protesting identities”. The ambivalence in the phrasing is deliberate and refers to two aspects of the relation between identity politics and art. “Protesting identities” can mean both, “identities that protest” and “challenging (or protesting) identities”. How are identities mobilised to protest inequalities and discrimination, but also how do identities become traps for issues like tokenism and essentialism? How can artistic projects explore the tension between the collective agency of identities on the one hand and their singularity and subjectivity on the other hand? And how does the “protesting of identities”, meaning both their capacity for dissent and the challenge against the reification of identities relate to issues of broader systemic transformations? In this conversation, we wish to discuss different artistic, curatorial, and scholarly positions on the multiple and complex relation between identity, collectivity, and protest. We will be joined by Natasha Ginwala, who curates the fourth and last chapter On Riots and Resistance of the one-year programme Untie to tie: On colonial legacies and contemporary societies.
     
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    CANDICE BREITZ
    … (b. 1972 in Johannesburg) is a Berlin-based artist. Throughout her career, she has explored the dynamics by means of which an individual becomes him or herself in relation to a larger community, be that the immediate community that one encounters in family, or the real and imagined communities that are shaped not only by questions of national belonging, race, gender and religion, but also by the increasingly undeniable influence of mainstream media such as television, cinema and other popular culture. Breitz holds degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), the University of Chicago, and Columbia University (NYC). In 2017, Breitz represented South Africa at the 57th Venice Biennale (alongside Mohau Modisakeng). In the past, she has also participated in biennales and triennales in Johannesburg (1997), São Paulo (1998), Istanbul (1999), Taipei (2000), Gwangju (2000), Tirana (2001), Göteborg (2003 + 2009), Venice (2005), New Orleans (2008), Singapore (2011), Dakar (2014), Melbourne (2017) and Cleveland (2018). She has been a professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig since 2007. // More Info
     
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    NATASHA GINWALA
    … is a curator and writer. She curated Contour Biennale 8, Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium and was Curatorial Advisor for documenta 14, 2017. Other recent projects include Arrival, Incision. Indian Modernism as Peripatetic Itinerary in the framework of “Hello World. Revisioning a Collection” at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2018; My East is Your West at the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; Still Against the Sky at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2015; and Corruption: Everybody Knows… with e-flux, New York, 2015. Ginwala was a member of the artistic team for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014, and has co-curated The Museum of Rhythm, at Taipei Biennial 2012 and at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2016–17. From 2013–15, in collaboration with Vivian Ziherl, she led the multi-part curatorial project Landings presented at various partner organisations.
     
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    AZADEH SHARIFI
    … is a researcher, writer and activist. Since October 2016, she is a PostDoc researcher at the theatre department of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich where she is currently working on “(Post)migrant Theatre in German Theatre History – (Dis)Continuity of aesthetics and narratives”. From 2014 until 2015, she was a Fellow at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures”, Freie Universität Berlin. Beside her academic and teaching activities, she is co-curator of the upcoming Festival “Festivals Politik im Freien Theater 2018“ in Munich.
     
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    JONAS TINIUS
    … is an anthropologist of art and post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), based at the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. His current research explores how Berlin-based curators, contemporary artists, and art institutions engage with notions of alterity and otherness through critical curatorial strategies to reflect on German and European heritage and identities. He is convener of the Anthropology and the Arts Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (with Roger Sansi, Barcelona). // Homepage
     
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    Photo: © Vaginal Davis doing her drag king persona of Idaho based white supremacist militia man “Clarence Norbert” performing live at Hai-Karate in Silverlake songs from concept album The White to be Angry with “positive punque” speed metal thrash band Pedro,Muriel&Esther(PME),1994, Foto: Sean Carrillo, courtesy of Dan Gunn Gallery.
     
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    DO 15.3 // 19H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK
    ifa gallery presents
    GALLERY REFLECTIONS #4:
    PROTESTING IDENTITIES

    a conversation about the multiple and complex relation between identity, collectivity, and protest
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    KOOKREAD: RIMINI FALTER VS. MIMI KING

    Tue 13.03 20:00 // CONFERENCE, READING // ACUD STUDIO
    KOOKREAD: RIMINI FALTER VS. MIMI KING

    Am 13. März startet KOOKread im ACUD Studio ins neue Jahr. Mit Abgesängen auf traditionelle Familienstrukturen, schonungslosen, hoch witzigen Porträts der kreativen Bohème, einem der besten Lyrikdebüts 2017 und wie immer Songwriting vom Feinsten. Vortgetragen von Sibylla V. Hausmann, Sonja Heiss und Rebekka Kricheldorf, Musik von Allie.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    SIBYLLA V. HAUSMANN
    … (*1979) legte 2017 das fulminante Lyrikdebüt „3 FALTER“ (poetenladen Verlag) vor. Zuvor studierte sie am Deutschen Literaturinstitut in Leipzig und veröffentliche in Zeitschriften und Anthologien. Sie wurde mit dem Feldkircher Lyrikpreis ausgezeichnet und erhielt 2016 ein Arbeitsstipendium des Freistaates Sachsen.
     
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    SONJA HEISS
    2017 veröffentlichte die Filmregisseurin Sonja Heiss (*1976) ihr Romandebüt „Rimini“ (Kiepenheuer & Witsch). 2011 erschien bereits der Erzählband „Das Glück geht aus“ (Berlin Verlag). Sonja Heiss studierte an der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München. Nach dem Erfolg von »Hotel Very Welcome« kam 2015 ihr zweiter Spielfilm »Hedi Schneider steckt fest« in die Kinos, der u. a. vom Deutschen Filmpreis in der Kategorie Beste Hauptrolle ausgezeichnet wurde.
     
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    REBEKKA KRICHELDORF
    … (*1974) ist eine der gefragtesten Theaterautorin Deutschlands. Sie schrieb zahlreiche Theaterstücke, u. a. für das Staatstheater Stuttgart, das Theater am Neumarkt Zürich, das Staatstheater Kassel und für das Deutsche Theater in Berlin. Sie studierte Romanistik an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin und Szenisches Schreiben an der Universität der Künste Berlin.
     
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    ALLIE
    Atmosphärisch dichte LoFi-Soundtracks, experimentell und zugleich eingängig: Die fantastische Berliner Ein-Mann-Band Allie schreibt Songs mit fragiler Finesse und hoher Dringlichkeit. Nach den Alben „Mimi King“ (2010), „New Friends“ (2011), „Uncanny Valley“ (2013) und „Allie“ (2015) veröffentlichte Allie zuletzt die Singles „Goodbyes“ und „Say No“.
     
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    Moderation: ALEXANDER GUMZ
     
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    Mit freundlicher Unterstützung: Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
     
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    Foto: © Karoline Bofinger
     
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    DI 13.3 // 20H // 5-7€
    ACUD STUDIO // READING + CONCERT
    KOOKREAD: RIMINI FALTER VS. MIMI KING
    SIBYLLA V. HAUSMANN // SONJA HEISS // REBEKKA KRICHELDORF // ALLIE

    die erste ausgabe der neuen literaturreihe im studio mit neuen spannenden ausdrucksformen in literatur und musik
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    FRIENDLY BOUNCE: DJJ & XTOF

    Sat 10.03 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD STUDIO
    FRIENDLY BOUNCE: DJJ & XTOF

    Dear Friends, Dear Friends of Friends, and their Friends,
     
    What? When? Where?
     
    Another Bounce Party (with DJJ & XTOF on the turntables)
     
    Saturday, March 10, 9 p.m. (+ a few of hours)
     
    Acud, Veteranenstr. 21, Berlin-Mitte (Studio = upstairs!)
     
    Why?
     
    Our first two Friendly Bounce-parties at Acud were lots of fun.
     
    Three is the magic number.
     
    Yes it is.
     
    Its the magic number.
     
    Its good to hang out with friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends who really should be your friends, too.
     
    See you there? Bring your friends!
     
    Free entry
     
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    SA 10.3 // 21H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // PARTY
    FRIENDLY BOUNCE:
    DJJ & XTOF

    hang out with friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends who really should be your friends, too
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    KARMA LTD. EXTENDED: CITY EVERYWHERE BY LIAM YOUNG

    Sat 03.03 19:00 // PERFORMANCE, FINISSAGE, LECTURE // ACUD STUDIO
    KARMA LTD. EXTENDED: CITY EVERYWHERE BY LIAM YOUNG

    KARMA LTD. EXTENDED invites you to join the FINISSAGE
    of CHAPTER ONE: IMAGINATION.
     
    Lecture Performance “City Everywhere” by LIAM YOUNG
     
    Reservation requested via camila@acudmachtneu.de
     
    SA 3.3 // 19H // 6-8€
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    ABOUT
     
    CITY EVERYWHERE
    Our luminous technologies cast shadows that stretch across the planet. Join speculative architect Liam young and an all-seeing smart city operating system as they take a tour in a driverless taxi on a storytelling tour through the flickering screen and beyond the fog of the cloud, to explore City Everywhere, a quasi-fictional city of the near future, extrapolated from the fears and wonders of an increasingly complex present. Seen through the eyes of the machines that occupy it you will visit the autonomous infrastructures, industrial territories and sacrificial landscapes that span from the robot ports on the Siberian coastline to massive mining excavations carved from the middle of Australia.
     
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    LIAM YOUNG
    Operating in the spaces between design, fiction and futures, Liam Young is the founder of the urban futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, perverse and imaginary urbanisms. Young’s projects develop fictional speculations as critical instruments to survey the consequences of emerging environmental and technological futures. // Tomorrows Thoughts TodayUnknown Fields Divisions
     
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    Curators Karma Ltd. Extended: Pauline Doutreluingne, Jana Haeckel and Petra Poelzl.
     
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #12: LIGHT READING

    Wed 28.02 19:30 // SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #12: LIGHT READING

    A screening programme on optical sound, sound-on-film and visual music by Kerstin Schroedinger.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Optical sound is the soundtrack printed on analogue film read by a small light in the projector. The experimental films shown in this programme make use of the technical aspects of analogue film as the material basis for structural transformations, but these transformations move beyond the structure film as film from movement to sound, from body to light or from text to rhythm.
     
    Obscure lines move irregularly across the frame, while noises occur that seem to be related to the stripes. Through the first scene a rhythm becomes recognisable, both in the visual movement and the audible. You can hear a series of rhythmic pulses with a purring quality. It’s not monotonic but has a limited range of maybe three notes. The low sample rate of 24 frames per second produces a harsh vibrato. The purring is produced by the frame rate and the pulsing is produced by the movement of the body: The brighter the light the louder the sound.
     
    The screening programme features films by Lis Rhodes, Heidi Tikka, Kerstin Schroedinger and more.
     
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    KERSTIN SCHROEDINGER
    …is an artist based in Berlin working in film/video, sound and performance. Her historiographic practice questions the means of image production, historical continuities and ideological certainties of representation. Since 2011 she is a member of the Cinenova Working Group of the feminist film distribution Cinenova in London.
     
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    The series SOUNDING IMAGES focuses on different approaches to documenting and visualizing musical performances, scenes and movements as well as close collaborations between filmmakers and composers, including soundtracks. The aim of it is to open up a wide range of perspectives on the interrelation of music, experimental filmmaking, and video art, including issues regarding race, class, sexuality and gender. Invited guests will discuss selected works and a short introduction to each screening will provide background information, sometimes a Q&A will follow. SOUNDING IMAGES is organized by Fiona McGovern.
    https://soundingimages.blog/2018/01/28/sounding-images-12-light-reading/
     
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    Image credits: Light Reading, Lis Rhodes 1978
     
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    MI 28.2 // 19H30 // 4-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #12: LIGHT READING
    a screening programme on optical sound, sound-on-film and visual music by kerstin schroedinger
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    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #2: LOVE SONGS IN CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, CHINA

    Thu 22.02 20:00 // PRESENTATION // ACUD STUDIO
    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #2: LOVE SONGS IN CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, CHINA

    The second presentation of the series SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA focuses on LOVE SONGS, an essential part of private culture of courting in societies which enjoyed traditionally relative sexual freedom.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    The art of singing, the singing patterns and the improvised content of the songs were fully developed by so many traditions of ethnic minorities inhabiting the Zomian highlands.
     
    Introducing the BAOZOO (a cappella love song of 2 women and a man) of the MIEN (YAO or ZAO), the HUNGA (a cappella love song) of HMONG women in northern VIETNAM, the love songs with stringed instruments of GUM (DONG) man and woman in Guizhou CHINA, the a cappella polyphonies of LALUO (YI) 5 women in Yunnan CHINA, the responsive singing with stringed instruments of TAMPOON men and women in Ratanakiri CAMBODIA, or the responsive singing between a TA OI man with mouthorgan and a woman in Saravan LAOS.
     
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    From 2000 till 2014 LAURENT JEANNEAU was based in South-East Asia recording the music, songs and rituals of traditional cultures rooted in the remote Hinterlands. In as series of 5 events he presents the music of these historical areas of refuge also called the Zomian highlands .
     
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    DO 22.2 // 20H // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // PRESENTATION
    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #2:
    LOVE SONGS IN CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, CHINA

    a presentation in sound and image recorded by kink gong aka laurent jeanneau
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