March 16, 2018 till April 14, 2018
March 30, 2018 till March 1, 2018
Sonic research and radio workshop- Gilles Aubry
Starting from Gilles Aubry’s researches on sound and listening, Communism of Waves is an artistic project that explores our environment’s sonic and vibrational dimensions — from animal, vegetal and mineral voices, to ritual and musical practices, in addition to technological and spiritual waves.
Developed by LE 18 in collaboration with artists Ali Faiq, Dounia Fikri, Lina Laraki, Abderrahim Nidhala and Abdeljalil Saouli, the project comes to life through an exhibition and a public programme. The exhibition presents four art installations focusing on specific forms of interaction between humans and environmental voices, exploring new territories of post-natural speculation. Meanwhile, the public programme extends the transdisciplinary approach of the exhibition with presentations by guest speakers from various fields (ethnology, paleontology, performan ce and music). They will share their knowledge and practices with the audience, proposing new perspectives on shared listening, history and belonging.
Taking radio as a model for investigating new forms of wireless and interspecies communication, Communism of Waves comes as an attempt to challenge the creeds of modernity and rethink the relationships between nature, culture and technology. Most importantly, it stresses the need to reimagine our sense of collectivity.
The exhibition presents a series of collaborative works developed by Aubry and five Moroccan artists, using a variety of mediums and techniques, such as analog film, video and photography, drawing, stitching and sound. The audio-visual installation Gorge, conceived with Lina Laraki, is an exploration of the many real and imaginary voices that resonate inside the Taghia canyon in the South-Atlas mountains. Becoming Goat, developed with Abdeljalil Saouli, attempts to render the auditory perspective of a grazing goat, and Construction d’un Corps, a collaboration with Dounia Fikri, subjectively documents the transformation of a young man’s body into a human-animal assemblage for the Bilmawen ritual in Aglou.
Salam Godzilla, conceived with Abderrahim Nidalha and Ali Faiq, revisits the 1960 Agadir earthquake from a local ontological perspective, combining historical, visual, seismic and musical data into a geo-fictional installation. Dounia Fikri’s photographic documentation of wild rave parties complement this ensemble, where bodies merge
This programme is supported by Pro Helvetia Cairo, Swiss Arts Council, Ville de Lausanne, NOMAD, Casablanca Production and IRD / PALOC.
All events will be held at LE 18
18 Derb el Ferrane – Riad Laarouss – Medina, Marrakech