I Passenger

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 performance.

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.



I Passenger
I Passenger
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