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Ballet of the Masses

On football and catharsis 
Architecture, Discourse, Film, Literature, Music, Performance

Sound Installation | Yara Mekawei

7.6.–11.7.2024, Opening celebration: 7.6.2024, from 18:00 

Pitch Poetics: Sound Installation Walkthrough

Sun, June 9, 2024 - 12:00
Meeting point: pavilion
admission free

Sun, June 23, 2024 - 12:00
Meeting point: pavilion
admission free

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Pitch Poetics: Walkthrough and Sound Installation Listening Session

Do., 27.6.2024 - 17:30
Meeting point: pavilion
admission free

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HKW
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee
1010557 Berlin

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Elephantine
Island of the Millennia


26.04.2024 to 27.10.2024

James-Simon-Galerie. Museumsinsel, Berlin.


The Nile Island Elephantine can be experienced through the special exhibition on the Museumsinsel, presented in the James-Simon-Galerie and in the Neues Museum.
Elephantine is an island on the Nile River near Egypt’s southern border. This trade and border centre was home to a uniquely diverse, multilingual, multicultural, and multi-religious population. It is the only place in the world where 4,000 years of unbroken cultural history can be traced through written sources.

Thousands of texts can be found on pieces of papyrus or clay shards written in ten different languages and scripts (including hieroglyphics, Aramaic, Coptic and Arabic). Today, they are held in 60 collections in 24 different countries, and have ben deciphered in a major European research project (ERC), before being translated and digitally catalogued.

In this comprehensive, world-first presentation, outstanding objects from Berlin’s collections will be shown alongside highlights from around the world. The diverse content of the texts will be contextualised with reference to archaeological finds and interpreted from a contemporary perspective, giving audiences a unique, first-hand experience of the island of Elephantine on the Museumsinsel Berlin.

Elephantine sonic composition by Yara Mekawei and Hassan Abou Allam 

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Sometimes You Just Have to Give it Your Attention

Michael Akstaller, Louis Chude-Sokei, DAF (Dynamische Akustische Forschung), Hani Mojtahedy, Yara Mekawei, Mendi & Keith Obadike, Gascia Ouzounian, Jan St. Werner

2024. SR005
SAVVY records

AVAILABLE At SAVVY Contemporary
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Sahara
A Thousand Paths Into the Future
publisher: Sternberg Press 

copublisher: Culturescapes

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Shores of Sahara-Sahel: Waves, Forms, Futures, Master Symposium, IAGN, Basel, October 2023. VIDEO

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Acts of Air:
​Reshaping the urban sonic

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▶ SHAPE: YARA MEKAWEI -
ONE-ROOM APARTMENT
Premiere at NTS London
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How do you play a city? An interview with Yara Mekawei

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ESSAYS, PERSONAL STORIES, AND CURIOSITIES FROM 

YARA MEKAWEI: 1963

FLORILEGIO: A DISSONANT PERSPECTIVE ON MUSIC

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Through the time of learning and practicing, experimenting and intensely discovering; between ambitious attempts to meticulously research musicology identity, I have keenly enjoyed a creative passion for writing about sound art in my mother tongue, Arabic.

I am delighted to announce my first book.

(There are sounds of the moving images.)

This Arabic text is about the history of digital art, and the contemporary conceptualization practices and theories through the ear vision, the sound as a philosophy and artistic medium.

As I wrote on its first page, I dedicate this book to Ahmed Basiony, my teacher, brother, and my friend. Who taught me how to use my ear.

I extend my thanks and love to the artist, my friend Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, who supported me and encouraged me to continue this work. Not only, but I would like to thank Mr. Yousif Al-Harbi, Director of the Culture and Arts Association in Dammam.

The book is a production of Saudi-Arabia society for culture and arts.

NOW you can order HERE

Order HERE from Jarir Book Store

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Initiative BLACK LAND e.V.

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