Photo: courtesy of Paul Purgas
Fr, 27/01/2023 - So, 05/02/2023
Elektronische Musik / Diskurs / Performance / Longplay (Austellungen, Installationen, überlange Konzertformate)

We Found Our Own Reality

CTM Festival 2023 – Portals

Exhibition and installation by Paul Purgas
Film programme curated by Nancy Adajania
Live performances by Imran Perretta, Nabihah Iqbal, Paul Purgas, Poulomi Desai, Suren Seneviratne.
»We Found Our Own Reality« examines the cultural, political, and post-colonial echoes of South Asian avant-garde sonic pioneers, and proposes an alternative reading of Modernist history that weaves together threads of the past with speculations of the future. At the core of the project is an exhibition at silent green Betonhalle, bringing together architecture, furniture, textiles, and sound to explore India's first electronic music studio, founded in 1969 at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad – as well as a new soundwork, developed by Paul Purgas from a collection of unheard recordings by five previously unknown Indian electronic composers.
Several notable inputs will take place around this central exhibition, including the »Zigzag Afterlives« film programme curated by Nancy Adajania, which engages with a set of epiphanic film experiments made by Indian artists, filmmakers, and composers during the 1960s and 1970s. A one-day Discourse programme will reflect upon the cross-cultural exchanges between Indian and European Modernism and throw light on the current situation of contemporary experimental and electronic music scenes in South Asia and the global South Asian diaspora, with talks by Rahila Haque with Paul Purgas, Regina Bittner, and You Nakai. The installation will also set the scene for a series of live musical events during the exhibition period, with performances by Imran Perretta, Nabihah Iqbal, Paul Purgas, Poulomi Desai, and Suren Seneviratne.

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Austellung täglich / Installatin daily: 14 - 22:00 + Konzerte am / Concerts on: 28.1. & 2.2. at 20:00
  • silent green Kulturquartier
  • Gerichtstr. 35, Berlin
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: Betonhalle
  • Ticketpreis: Austellung / Exhibition: 8 / 5 € + Konzerte / Concerts: 15 / 10 €
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