zakharif projects

Iman Hasbani: Here, There and Other Places


March 4th – 12th 2017, Fri. - Sun. 4 - 7 pm

 

Art-Lab Berlin im iPhonedoctor

Perleberger Straße 60, Berlin-Moabit

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The Project “Here, There and Other Places“ began as a workshop with a group of Syrian women now living as refugees in Berlin. Together with Iman Hasbani, the participants spoke about their memories which connect them to different places. Through this process, a sense of familiarity developed among the members of the group.

The workshop took the form of several sessions. As a result from this memory work, a collection of audio-recordings was created. These consist of descriptions of different details: everyday stories, descriptions of familiar people and places, events, personal recollections, memories of objects. Throughout the three months, the artist remained relatively quiet; she was a listener and occasionally took over the role of a moderator, who initiated a process of remembering. During the final editing of the audio material, the artist started remembering forgotten incidents and details, thus she embarked upon a journey back to her own memories.

 “Here, There and Other Places“ is an immersive spatial sound-installation, expanding over two rooms. Visitors have the possibility to enter the installation and move around, to freely engage with the work. Everybody is free to participate or just listen.

Sound recording and production: Chadi Dalaty, YSD Studio Berlin


This project was commissioned by Shubbak in a partnership with the British Council.

 

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