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Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption – Act I: Cacophony

Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption is a sound installation in 2 acts considering the insurrectionary force of sounds, voices, and reverberating forms of communication of trans and queer individuals across the world. 

Radio Kootwijk served the Dutch government in the management and continued colonization of Indonesia vis-a-vis sound and radio waves. The radio transmitter directly implemented Western technologies of communication and control, strengthening the colonial presence throughout Southeast Asia. Quite literally, the first statement that was ever transmitted via radio waves from Radio Kootwijk was “Hello Bandung, do you hear me?” by Queen Mother Emma in 1929. Immediately, Indonesia was subjugated by a foreign entity through the resounding interpolation of the singular pronoun “me.” On the information website for the Radio Kootwijk, it is noted that the surroundings were chosen for “undisturbed connections.” These surroundings and the colonial history that it holds must be punctured and interrupted, fully unmasked and interrogated. 

In “Act I: Cacophony”, the multitude of sonic vibrations form a language of refusal that amplify the marginalized sonic-activist archives of Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso remixed with morse code and sounds of our personal archives. The sonic interplay ruptures the architectural and historical silencing of the space. Mavi’s work includes a multiplicity of transgender women voices from across time and space: Octavia Saint Laurent, Bambola Star Kaxinawá, Lorenza Böttner, Venus Xtravaganza, Pepper Labeija, Jennifer Laude, and others. In Mavi’s own words, when the conventions try to silence us, we cheat. When tradition tries to do harm, we fight. When violence insists on hurting, we resist.”

 

Credits: 

Trannies' Unison (2019) sound installation by Mavi Veloso 

Intro and Outro (morse code, maritaca sounds remixed and edited by Zachary Schoenhut and Raphael Daibert)

Raphael Daibert and Zachary Schoenhut's AEROPONIC ACT  Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption – Act I: Cacophony will be live-streamed from Radio Kootwijk on August 25th at 4.40pm 

Afterwards Flavia Dzodan, Amit S. Rai, and Ana Teixeira Pinto,will respond to the question .... . .-.. .-.. --- / -. . - .... . .-. .-.. .- -. -.. ... --..-- / -.-. .- -. / -.-- --- ..- / .... . .- .-. / ..- ... ..--..  (Hello Netherlands, can you hear us?)

 

Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption – Act II: Envelopment

Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption is a sound installation in 2 acts considering the insurrectionary force of sounds, voices, and reverberating forms of communication of trans and queer individuals across the world. Radio Kootwijk served the Dutch government in the management and continued colonization of Indonesia vis-a-vis sound and radio waves. The radio transmitter directly implemented Western technologies of communication and control, strengthening the colonial presence throughout Southeast Asia. 


In Act II: Envelopment, the stories of Phillipino trans-activist, artist and filmmaker Ram Botero become sonic agents in problematizing and interrupting colonial narrativity and the simplification of modern racist grammar through the sharing of pre-colonial mythologies that register in ephemerality a her-story/his-story of alternative modes of communication, marginalized connections and living in-spite-of.

 

Raphael Daibert and Zachary Schoenhut's AEROPONIC ACT Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption – Act II: Envelopment will be live-streamed from Radio Kootwijk on August 26th at 9.00am

Afterwards Amal Alhaagand Adam Szymczyk will respond to the question .... . .-.. .-.. --- / -. . - .... . .-. .-.. .- -. -.. ... --..-- / -.-. .- -. / -.-- --- ..- / .... . .- .-. / ..- ... ..--..  (Hello Netherlands, can you hear us?)

 

Learn more about Raphael Daibert's written master thesis: Lifting the Sky: Practices in Contemporary Brazil to Sustain Worlds Otherwise

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