Art and Communication Practices (KKP)
This Happening is an experimental walk through spaces set up in the manuscript “I Passenger” in conversation with a sound
Sound artist tracy september and writer Fouad Asfour will explore how spaces appear, intersect and
expand in a multi-vocal textual/sonic/spatial installation.ZOOM LINK:https://dieangewandte-at.zoom.us/j/61665857717?pwd=NjhNaG4yeFhlcE5BSzRFNnAwbkF3QT09
(Attendance at APL for students only)
Sound artist tracy september and writer Fouad
Asfour will explore how spaces appear, intersect and expand in a multi-vocal textual/sonic/spatial installation.
“We are going to have to control your tongue” … “I’ve never seen anything as strong or as stubborn, he says … “how do you
tame a wild tongue, train it to be quiet? How do you bridle and saddle it? How do you make it lie down?” (Anzaldua 1987:53).
Told in non-linear fragments, this anti-Bildungsroman is inspired by Gloria Anzaldúa’s book “Borderlands”. Working as a check-in
agent at Frankfurt airport, the narrator moves back in time, trapped in memories. He falls in love with a character from Albert
Camus’ novel “The Stranger”. "
. Seeking revenge, he ends up at the shore of Algiers. The bio-mythography is told
in inner monologues of a stranger growing up in Europe, moving through fragments of an impossible memory work, bewildered
by facts and everyday observations. In a process of unravelling, he finds himself torn between his desire to pass as person
who has established an identity, while struggling with his proficiency to transgress physical and psychological borders. Seemingly
randomly assembled fragments are brought together in a collage that comes alive through the paranoid and speculative engagement
with reality. The happening will open a conversation between text and sound in the search of replacing identities through
bio-mythographical narratives. (The project was funded by a grant from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research
and the Arts.)
Fouad Asfour is a writer and researcher working in collaborative frameworks on
publications, exhibitions, performance and art exchange projects. Practicing border writing as a means of dislocating identities,
they recently accomplished to get lost in displaced notes and fragments.
Musician, researcher, DJ and performing
artist tracy september sonically experiments and explores characters, characteristics and histories. Working
around themes of spirit, memory and protest, she has a particular passion for improvisation, collaboration and connection.
Project in the framework of INTRA, University of Applied Arts realized with the kind support of ZentrumFokusForschung,
thanks to APL.