exhibition of sound works by
LATE NIGHTS IN SQUAT BARS
VERNISSAGE 07.06.2018 7 pm
FINISSAGE 28.06.2018 7 pm
Artists’ talk + live performance 17.06.2018 7 pm
accompanied by a series of performances and interventions by:
KARINA GRIFFITH 21.06.2018 7 pm
ROSANNA LOVELL 24.06.2018 7 pm
DAFNE NARVAEZ BERLFEIN 28.06.2018 7 pm
Opening hours: 7 pm – 10 pm daily
Admission: free entry
o.T. Projektraum cordially invites you to the exhibition Hearing Now, featuring sound works by Late Nights In Squat Bars, an indytronic performance duo – Shanti Suki Osman and Dafne Della Dafne – who sing feminist electro pop songs. The newly created sound works are inspired by research into female* sound artists and musicians active in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s (e.g. ipek ipekcioglu, Roswitha von den Driesch, Sylvia Hinz, Christina Kubisch, Gudrun Gut). Including interviews, field recordings, live recordings and samples, the works illuminate, engage with and foster the feminist music scene in Berlin and worldwide. These original pieces also position Dafne and Shanti’s own electro pop music biographies alongside those artists reflected in the exhibition.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events: a performance lecture exploring the notion of silence (Optical Silence – Karina Griffith); a multimedia live performance challenging structural and institutional limitations and discriminatory attitudes towards female music making (The Silence that is not a Rest* – Rosanna Lovell); and a visual response to and live dialogue with the exhibition’s sound works (Seeing Now! – Dafne Narvaez Berlfein).
Shanti Suki and Dafne Della Dafne work consistently and playfully with the themes of privilege, cultural commodification and appropriation, feminisms, postcolonial criticisms and decolonisation. Since 2016, they have both been producing their own monthly radio shows for Freies Radio Berlin 88.4 FM.
Hearing Now is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Design by Zara Morris