Notes from Below
11.5 – 10.6 2023
Notes from Below brings together the works of artists and musicians whose research, poetics, and discursive practices are attuned to sounding out and listening in. The exhibition features the work of Gilles Aubry, Keli Safia Maksud, Sara Ouhaddou and Simnikiwe Buhlungu, which can be thought of as creative notes that search beyond the surface – of inscription (cultural, sociological and technological) to creatively interrogate, recover and imagine traditions, practices and knowledge. The artworks here are thought of as notes, whose arrangements create a composition of ideas and perspectives within the exhibition space.
Lila Tirando a Violeta’s live set and Abadir’s DJ set further extend this principle through their musical performances. They merge different rhythmic styles from globally connected subcultures, creating speculative soundscapes that traverse sound art and pop music. They blend percussion, and layered effects with geophysical, and biological sounds, defying categorisation to offer a critical and forward-looking mix. These performances are preceded by an artist talk by Lila Tirando a Violeta, and the book launch of Aubry’s recently published work, which offers an account of sound and aurality in Morocco.
Artistic Director & Music Programme: Nadine Schildhauer
Exhibition Curator: Bhavisha Panchia
Graphic Design: Simnikiwe Buhlungu
ACUD Galerie Team: Paula Durinova, Linnéa Meiners, Alžběta Čermáková, Gabriela Matuszewska, Natália Sýkorová
ACUD MACHT NEU / ACUD Galerie
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
The Swiss Arts Council (Pro Helvetia)
All pictures by Camille Blake