Every song knows its home
2017 / ongoing

Every song knows its home is an ongoing project which aim is to create a soundtrack of exile, by collecting songs sung by the refugees during their wandering. This sound archive moves towards various time and space dimensions: one can hear there songs of Ukrainians and Lemkos displaced after the war, German song referring to expulsion from Poland in 1945, rap songs of refugees from war-torn Syria, or songs sung by migrants from West Africa. The project also seeks to capture the social, community-forming nature of these tracks and the practices of their performance.


stage 1. Song for displacement
BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice
28 / 07 – 10 / 09 / 2017


curator: Marta Lisok
collaboration: Homo Faber, Związek Ukraińców w Polsce, Marcin Lenarczyk, Michał Michalczak


2:09 audio recording, video with subtitles