Uncommon Grounds: Embracing Interference
Doors 18:00 / Start 19:00
Paula Gaitán, Sutis Interferências (2016), 78 min
(Screening & Talk)
Brazilian filmmaker Paula Gaitán has developed a unique experimental portraiture. Her documentary film Sutis Interferências is devoted to Arto Lindsay, an interdisciplinary artist who has stood at the intersection of music and visual arts for more than four decades. Gaitán borrows the interference motif from Arto Lindsay’s music and translates it into cinema. As in all her films, Gaitán explores her subject matter with a gaze that is as tender as precise, unfolding her exceptional sense for sound.
Moderation: Mateus Araújo Silva, film scholar and DAAD fellow at the Portuguese-Brazilian Institute at the Faculty of Philosophy in Cologne.
Translation: Pedro Tinen, film curator and scholar, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Robert Machiri (DJ), Yara Mekawei (electronics & voice) & Zsolt Sőrés (5 string viola with pickup, voice, electronics, effects, contact mic, objects)
The interdisciplinary event series Uncommon Grounds brings together three current Music & Sound division fellows: DJ, collector, and multidisciplinary artist Robert Machiri (one half of the duo Listening at Pungwe); sound artist, electroacoustic performer, and radio producer Yara Mekawei; and multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and sound researcher Zsolt Sőrés. Uniting these three distinct musicians are an interdisciplinary approach and interest in collaboration. For their world premiere, this uncommon trio will explore the outer boundaries of their musical languages and the points where they supersede their common ground.
Before and after the event, works by Shadi Habib Allah, Pallavi Paul (Nayi Kheti/New Harvest, 2013), Alicja Rogalska (Dark Fibres, 2021) are on view at the daadgalerie. Therefore, the doors already open at 6 pm.
Picture credit: Paula Gaitán, Sutis Interferências (2016), filmstill