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Event - Public show 2
29th March - 22nd April 2023

At Memphis, redeem رديم will present a selection of works produced between 2020-2022 in the form of a group exhibition accompanied by a two-day program. Setareh Shahbazi revisited her image collection We Passed by and You Were Not There (2011/2021) after ten years on the occasion of redeem's  رديم event series in Berlin in 2021. This is also when and where Franziska Pierwoss premiered her video work Mad3oum – Value in a State of Economic Crisis (2021), and Lore D Selys assembled her Notes between Two Buildings/Sets/States (2021) inspired by her collective research shared with others under the umbrella of Jamaal El Malaak (ongoing). Beyond that, we are thrilled to share a number of so far unreleased works, including the sonic testimonial Down by the Pit of the Throat by Yalda Younes and the four-track vinyl release Mutaradim by Siska-K6 and Felix Claßen. The show will conclude on 21 & 22.04.2023 with a performance by Zeina Hanna, a talk by Jamaal El Malaak, and a film screening program followed by a Q&A with the organizers Jens Maier-Rothe and Siska.

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︎ Location: Memphis in Linz - Austria
︎ Format: in person with online interventions  

Podcast 4                                                               24´56´´
Raed Yassin rec. 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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︎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 working with sound without hammering my feet onto the ground, is an intuitive exploration of my throat cavity, on an evening when I was sick at home in Beirut.

Inflamed by a stubborn allergy induced by remains of glass dust, my vocal cords rebelled in full disobedience, sometimes withdrawing into total silence, other times, dissociating words from sound, and sound from control. Unsettled by the discord between thoughts, mouth and ears, I wanted to record the experience, before it vanished as abruptly as it appeared. I wanted to be able to come back to it after my voice clears out and dissipates the noise, that scraping noise, which urgently interrupts the normality of words. So I used my phone to record some random thoughts, alongside breathing techniques which I practiced to decongest my sinuses and try to regain, or perhaps lose, my familiar voice.

Hovering around body silencing, fragmentation and mourning deprivation, Down By the Pit of the Throat is an intimate sonic testimonial that reflects on the obsoleteness of discourse in the face of perpetual tragedies.”

Text, recording and composing Yalda Younes
Mixing Khyam Allami

Commissioned by redeem رديم

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︎Format: Sonic testimonial

Pocast 1                                              25´ 45´´
Mutaradim                                           متردّم
Released online 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.

A newsletter and social media announcement will follow in 2023 about the physical release of the EP. Below is a link where you can listen to the album and order the vinyl or the digital tracks.

Commissioned by redeem رديم

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