Walk Listen Cafe – AZMARI; Erythro’Poïesie

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Date(s) - 09/03/2021
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


Listening to the “foreigner who comes”

‘Locative media’ help us make sense of how local knowledge and experiences of public space intersect with other locales around the world.

More and more locative media creators relate to the global crises of our contemporary world: climate change and forced migration as the locally-global (‘glocal’) issues. Both are planetary issues that force us to reckon with global forces at local scales. Both are issues that require us to think and adapt across these scales.

The glocal work of new technology artist and anthropologist Sylvie Marchand focuses on migration, nomadism and hospitality, often through sound walks and in a collaboration with migrants. Her newest project (in progress) Azmari refers to the Habesha (Abyssinian) storytelling poets.

Sylvie Marchand came into contact with the music and texts of these artists who fled their country because of the ongoing Eritrean dictatorship.

To book – please visit our sister WalkListenCreate website – tickets €3-€5

walk · listen · create hosts walk · listen · café, a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and sound art. Every ‘café’ lasts between 1 and 2 hours, is headed by an expert introducing a particular topic, and followed by an open discussion on the topic at hand.
Online meetings are hosted through BlueJeans or similar. Participants will be sent the conference password shortly before the event kicks off.

Featured image credit: Babak Fakhamzadeh