BURIED IN THE MIX, currently being staged at the MEWO Kunsthalle in Memmingen, Germany, is a show, curated by Bhavisha Panchia, that asks two key questions. "How do we hear power, histories, cultures and difference? And how can we create spaces for listening to each other, or produce conditions of reception that exceeds our frameworks of representation?"
It features the work of artists and producers such as 1115, Fatima Al Qadiri, Chino Amobi, Sonia Boyce, Tony Cokes, Christopher Kirkley and Samson Young. It also explores ethnological recordings and the reappropriation of archival materials; music's relationship to identity, diasporic formations and transnational circulation; sound as a medium for critique.
Buried In The Mix is an extension of Panchia's what is left of what has left, a 12-inch vinyl LP - featuring the work of John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, DJ/rupture, Tony Cokes, Em'kal Eyongakpa, Lamin Fofana and Val Jeanty - that examined the relationship between black sonic mutation and histories of migration and displacement.
Originally from Johannesburg, BHAVISHA PANCHIA is a curator within the fields of visual and audio culture. Her research interests revolve around anti/ decolonial practices, Global South/ North relations, the production and circulation of (digital) media, including the politics of sound and music in relation to diasporic formations
LEO GOLDSMITH is a writer, teacher and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. He co-edits the film section of The Brooklyn Rail, and currently teaches at Brooklyn College and NYU's Center for Experimental Humanities.
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