Oscillations. Cape Town – Berlin

  • Klangkunst / Sound Art
  • Installation / Ausstellung

Sonic Inquiries and Practices

Sat, 27.04.2024, 14:00 - Sun, 28.04.2024, 00:00 | Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg

Luca Forcucci, Mpho Molikeng © Leon Krige
© Luca Forcucci, Mpho Molikeng © Leon Krige

There are two exhibition tours, during which five of the artists involved speak, in turn, about the conceptual background of their work and how they present their specific ideas using sound, images and other materials. They provide insights into the semantic and sensual levels of their work and communicate the stimuli that excite movement in the sociopolitical environment.
The tours are followed by open discussion panels, moderated in each case by curators of the project and a guest. These talks tie in with experiences, observations and questions from the earlier tours of the exhibition. They create a platform for reflecting on the transcontinental context embedded in the individual works and for discussing the role played here by sound and listening.

The evening concert features unusual performances, long-standing intercontinental collaborations and spontaneous improvisations. Steloolive, a sound and performance artist from Accra and currently a JUNGE AKADEMIE fellow, transcends conventions in his dynamic performance. Luca Forcucci and Oscillatons artist Mpho Molikeng began working together in Johannesburg in 2018, and their collaboration intensified during Molikeng’s residency in Berlin. It combines the sound language of African instruments, most of which Molikeng made himself, with live electronic music and improvisation. Other Oscillations musicians also join in this process. The evening culminates in a jam session with Muhammad Dawjee, Neo Muyanga, Kirsten Reese, Garth Erasmus and Mpho Molikeng.
DJ KillaDuJour concludes the event with lively party sounds.

Program Teil 1

    14 Uhr Ausstellungstour 1: »Künstler*innen sprechen zu ihren Installationen: Muhammad Dawjee, Kirsten Reese, Zara Julius, Gabi Motuba, Garth Erasmus. Moderation: Julia Gerlach«
    15.30 Uhr Studiofoyer Reflexion 1: »mit den Künstler*innen und als Gast Nida Ghouse, Kuratorin; Moderation: Aidan Erasmus / Valmont Layne«
    17 Uhr Ausstellungstour 2: »Künstler*innen sprechen zu ihren Installationen: Nkosenathi Koela, Christina Kubisch, Mpho Molikeng, Neo Muyanga, Denise Onen; Moderation: Lee Walters«
    18.30 Uhr Studiofoyer Reflexion 2: »mit den Künstler*innen; Moderation: Marcus Gammel / Heidi Grunebaum«

Program Teil 2

    »20.30 Uhr Studiofoyer Performance / Konzert«
    Steloolive »Solo-Performance«
    Luca Forcucci & Mpho Molikeng »Improvisation mit indigenen Instrumenten und Live-Elektronik«
    Oscillations Jam Session »Muhammad Dawjee (Saxofon), Neo Muyanga (Gitarre), Mpho Molikeng (südafrikanische Instrumente), Kirsten Reese (Elektronik), Garth Erasmus (südafrikanische Instrumente, Stimme)«
    »22 Uhr DJ-Set KillaDuJour«


  • Sat, 27.04.2024, 14:00 - Sun, 28.04.2024, 00:00
  • Break:
  • Exhibition Opening (until 8:30 pm)
    2 & 5 pm
    Exhibiton tours with the Oscillations artists
    Free admission with exhibition ticket
    3:30 & 6:30 pm
    Talks with the Oscillation artists
    Free admission with exhibition ticket

Contact and funding

Oscillations ist ein Projekt der Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape (Kapstadt) und Deutschlandfunk Kultur / Klangkunst (Berlin)
Gefördert im Fonds TURN2 der Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Unterstützt durch DAAD Künste & Medien Programm, Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf und National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)