In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.
– Bertolt Brecht
Every song knows its home is a long term project, which aim is to create a soundtrack of exile, by collecting songs sung by the refugees during their wandering as a kind of a grassroots saga: a story that preserves the memory of the harm. Passing from mouth to mouth the memory of home enchanted in songs makes them a substitute for this lost home. Knowing the songs gives a sense of security, it is also a sign of belonging, while breaking the chain of transmission entails the risk of losing the foundations of the community. Moreover, these songs not only preserve erased and suppressed memories, but also their performance often becomes a political act and a form of resistance.
"The Camel Never Forgets"
Warsaw Gallery Weekend, lokal_30, Warsaw
01 / 10 – 07 / 11 / 2020
Contemporary Art Gallery BWA, Katowice
26 / 07 – 01 / 09 / 2019
collaboration: Anas AbuOun, Andrea Zarza Canova, Sally Abu Bakr, Elke aus dem Moore
mastering: Marcin Lenarczyk
partners: Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), British Library (London), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Ramallah Municipality, Popular Art Centre (Al Bireh)
photos: Kuba Rudziński
12:30 audio recording in a loop, 4 speakers, acoustic panels