Ephemeral Territories seeks to examine the ways in which sound constitutes space and social identities. Realized as an unstable environment in a constant state of flux, the exhibition takes as its point of departure the contribution of the auditory to the production of imagined communities and cultural geographies, but also the transformative and subversive potential of sound as a tool to construct alternative narratives and landscapes.
From noise to the mystical and the occult, the works contemplate destabilizing forces that disrupt the boundaries between the rational and the irrational, the normal and the abnormal, the attainable and the futile. Crafting new languages from and through the margins, the exhibition is an invitation to transcend failed ideologies and colonial legacies and imagine alternative futures occupied by different voices and new forms of self-determination and collectivity.
Fai Ahmed, Nasreddine Bennacer, Laith Demashqieh, Diana Al Zubi, Yazan El Zubi, Basel Hasan, Naresh Kumar, Magdu Magdy, Mostafa Onsy, Nawaf Radwan, and Jean Bhownagary.
The group exhibition is part of the first phase of our 2019 program At The Lab, bringing together artists and cultural practitioners exploring sound, listening and sonic practices in relation to forms of collective agency, alternative socialities and the emergence of milieus.