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Podcast 4                                                               24´56´´
Raed Yassin recorded live session                                                              رائد ياسين جلسة مسجّلة
Performed on August 28th 2021





Recorded live session podcast by Raed Yassin

Raed Yassin (born 1979, Beirut) is an artist and musician. He graduated from the theater department at the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut in 2003, and since then has developed his conceptual practice through multiple mediums such as video, sound, photography, text, sculpture and performance. Yassin’s work often originates from an examination of his personal narratives and their position within a collective history, through the lens of consumer culture and mass production. He was a resident artist at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2008-2010), the Delfina Foundation, London (2010 & 2014), Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (2015), and is a recipient of the Abraaj Group Art Prize (2012). As a musician, he is one of the organizers of the Irtijal Festival for Experimental Music (Beirut), and has released several solo music albums, as well as part of groups such as “A” Trio and PRAED. In 2009, he founded his independent music label Annihaya. Raed currently lives between Berlin and Beirut.

Commissioned by redeem رديم
Performed on August 28th 2021 in Haus Der Statistik 

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︎Format: Recorded live session podcast



Podcast 3                                                               17´45´´
Mad3oum value in a state of economic crisis                                                                      مدعوم
Released on February 20th 2022




Participatory research podcast by Franziska Pierwoß 

"Mad3oum - value in a state of economic crisis" is a co-commissioned podcast by Franziska Pierwoss centered around the notion of value in a failing economy, focusing on questions of food consumption in Lebanon today. The idea for the project emerged in the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion in August 2020 and the subsequent worsening of the economic crisis in Lebanon. With a food economy dependent on foreign imports, Lebanon is currently forced to re-discover its potential as an agricultural actor; but what forms of agriculture and vending models will prove sustainable in this crisis?

The video Mad3oum, originally commissioned by Temporary Art Platform TAP in 2021, was also exhibited at Haus der Statistik from 27th - 28th August 2021, as part of redeem´s public show. 

Co-commissioned by redeem رديم

Music by Christian Blumberg 

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︎click to watch Mad3oum video (TAP) 
︎Format: Participatory research podcast

Podcast 2                                               11´40´´
Down by the pit of the throat                                                                     عند حفرة الحلق
Released on March 10th 2022





Sonic testimonial by Yalda Younes

My first attempt at composing sound without moving my body in space is an intuitive exploration of my throat cavity, on an evening when I was sick at home in Beirut. My vocal cords, inflamed by a stubborn allergy, were rebelling in full disobedience, sometimes withdrawing in total silence, other times dissociating words from sound, and sound from control. Unsettled and fascinated by the discord between thoughts, mouth and ears, I wanted to record the experience before it vanished as abruptly as it appeared. I knew it was not going to last, and I knew I needed to be able to come back to it when my clear voice returns and dissipates the noise - that urgent noise which interrupts the normality of words, and invites the conditioned mind to step out of dominant narratives and listen to what bodies are saying.

So that evening, driven by the curiosity of what I will hear, I recorded a few voice memos on my phone capturing random thoughts, alongside breathing techniques and inhale-chants that I attempted in order to clear my sinuses and regain, or perhaps lose, my familiar voice. I then crafted this material into a throat-generated composition infiltrated by two alien sources: one of them is the sound of falling olives, also recorded with my phone a week earlier during the last day of harvest in Amioun, and the other is a whatsap voice message from a loved one.

Hovering around fragmentation, body silencing and mourning deprivation, “Down by the pit of the throat” reflects on the obsoleteness of verbal language in the face of perpetual tragedies.

Voice, breath, recording and production Yalda Younes
Mixing Khyam Allami

Commissioned by redeem رديم

Dedicated to my friend Leil, who inspired this piece

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︎Format: Sonic testimonial

Pocast 1                                              25´ 45´´
Mutaradim                                               متردّم
Released on January 9th 2022

The collaboration of the Lebanese-born filmmaker and musician Siska and the sound artist and music producer Felix Claßen takes place in a field of tension between experimental electronic club music and Arabic-language rap. In music and text, the two Berlin-based artists negotiate content from their independent artistic projects as well as their curatorial practice.

In the northeast of Madagascar lives the Indri, a lemur species of which it is said that the souls of deceased humans live on in it. Because of human interference in its habitat, the species, also known as the monkey song, has itself long been threatened with extinction. The piercing howl of an Indri is at the beginning of "Mutaradim", the first joint release by Siska-K6 & Felix Claßen. The two have recorded four pieces in which they uncover repressed memories, link the background noise of history with rage and new aggressiveness and revive them in the form of music.

Commissioned by redeem رديم

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︎click to watch Beautifull Cage video clip
︎Format: EP - 4 tracks in addition to a podcast



Event 2 - Public show
27th - 28th August 2021



A line-up of talks, films, music, readings and live performances. The main venue was located in Haus A facing Karl-Marx-Allee, selected programs and all films screenings took place in the magic bumper car turned cinema (Autoskino) behind the building.

︎ Location: Haus der Statistik in Berlin
︎ Format: in person with online interventions  


PROGRAM

FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2021

5 pm WELCOME
With Jens Maier-Rothe and Siska

5.30 pm LISTENING SESSION
With Nancy Naser Al Deen and Sam Wilder

6 pm MAD3OUM
Franziska Pierwoss in conversation with TAP (Temporary Art Platform), Beirut

7 pm FOREST MALAZ
Live streaming from TAP (Temporary Art Platform), Beirut

8 pm AUTOSKINO FILM PROGRAM 1
Panos Aprahamian - This Haunting Memory That is Not My Own (2021)
Siska - Independance Day - A Work in Progress (2021)
Caitlin Berrigan - Vacant Address (2016)

9.30 pm DJ SET by June
10 pm DJ SET by Juliana Huxtable


SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021

2 pm PRENDED
Conversation with Ghassan Maasri

3.30 pm DISTANT DIVIDES
Conversation with Clementine Butler-Gallie

6 pm POST DUST METAMORPHOSIS
Concert by Raed Yassin

7 pm AUTOSKINO FILM PROGRAM 2
Wael Noureddine - From Beirut with Love (2005)
Eric Baudelaire - The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years without Images (2011)

9 pm THE PLACE AND THE WORD. INTERFERED CONVERSATION. BEIRUT.
Performance by Fernando Renjifo, Ziad Chakaroun and Alberto Núñez
Location: AUTOSKINO

10.30 pm CONCERT
With Tony Elieh, Mazen Kerbaj and Maurice Louca


SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2021

3 pm THE CINEMATIC UNCONSCIOUS: BEIRUT HAUNTOLOGY
Conversation with Sami Khatib, Mira Adoumier and Guests

5.30 pm INFLAMED
Reading and talk by Mirene Arsanios

6.45 pm UNFINISHED STATE
Reading and talk by Caitlin Berrigan
Location: AUTOSKINO

7.30 pm MUTARADEM
Listening session with Felix Claßen and Siska

8 pm AUTOSKINO FILM PROGRAM 3
Ayman Nahle - Disquiet (2021)
Karam Ghossein - The Street of Death (2017)
Marwa Arsanios - Falling Is Not Collapsing, Falling is Extending (2016)

9.30 pm DJ SET by Wahid Paradis
10 pm HYBRID SET by Jessika Khazrik