14 Jul 2017

A Sonic Map of Alexandria

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Museo Novecento

Free admission subject to availability

by Berit Schuck and Julia Tieke

A project produced by Map of Creation Cultural Association on the occasion of the Florentine Summer 2017, in collaboration with Museo Novecento and Radio Papesse

Friday 14 July, H7.00pm

Inauguration of the sound installation and talk with guided listening in the presence of the artists
A Sonic Map of Alexandria” is part of the “Alexandria Streets Project, an experience-based audio and sound mapping art project that investigates the relationships between people and spaces in the city of Alexandria in Egypt. The project came to life on the streets of the city almost two years after the 2011 revolution, during the presidency of Mohamed Morsi. The work today lives as an archive of stories, voices, music and sounds of the city in the autumn and winter of 2012, and can be considered an example of writing of Egyptian social, political and cultural history in a moment of transition.

A Sonic Map of Alexandria was launched in November 2012 and has since been presented in the form of sound installations, performance presentations, talks and guided listening events, as well as on paper and on several independent and public international radio stations in Berlin. Alexandria, Cairo, London, Marrakech and Shanghai.

Berit Schuck

She is an independent curator. His interests are contemporary theater, electronic music, urban planning. Since 2005 he has curated and directed a series of international art projects. Among many activities, she was a guest resident curator at Ashkal Alwan, the contemporary art association based in Beirut. He co-edited the Alexandria sound mapping project (with Julia Tieke).

Julia Tieke

She works as a freelance radio editor, writer and director based in Berlin. Since 2007, he has been responsible for Wurfsendung, an ultra-short daily format of sound art, radio theater and audio documentary experiments at the German national public radio Deutschlandradio Kultur. He has written and directed numerous radio documentaries on Arab cities such as Beirut and Cairo. She has adapted and staged novels for the radio, is the author of texts on political and cultural issues connected with Egypt and runs the Cairo by Microphone blog. He co-edited the sound mapping project of several Arab cities (with Berit Schuck).

The sound installation will remain visible for free in the cloister until 30 September 2017 during the museum’s opening hours.

In the program of the Estate Fiorentina 2017.

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