Singing Machine

Sound Installation, 11 channels, 40min
With; Anastasia Osoianu (MD/DE) – Gesang/ Bidisha Das (IND/DE) – elektronische Instrumente/ Gesang/ Gîvara Efrîn (SYR/DE) – Saz, Gesang/ Mohamad Tamem (SYR/DE) – Darbuka, Flöte, Akkordeon/ Ralf Lambrecht (Bed/Ruhristan Medine) – Tuba, Sousaphon, Posaune/ Shevan Tamo (SYR/DE) – Gitarre/ Su Dönmez (TR/DE) – Gesang, Elektro- und BassgitarreCoordination: Nada, Birte
Video: Insa Langhorst (DE)
Sound: Steven McEvoy (IRL/DK)/ Bátor Tóth (HU/DE)
Produced for the festival FUTUR 21
coordination: Nada Schroer, Birthe Frauendienst
Zeche Hanover, Bochum, March 2022

The Malakow Tower of Zeche Hannover becomes a space-consuming sound installation that transforms voices from different communities in Bochum into a physically palpable listening experience.

From the middle of the 19th century, thousands of people from various parts of Europe moved to the Ruhr region and found employment in heavy industry, for example, at the Hanover mine. The workforce at that time consisted largely of Polish, Belgian, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, and Portuguese workers. The artist works with residents and newcomers from Bochum. In doing so, she illuminates the collective fears and visions that relate to ecological and economic transformation processes.