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From Ear to Ear to Eye
- 16 December 2017 — 4 March 2018 *on now
From Ear to Ear to Eye is about listening and translation. The exhibition is concerned with how sounds can provide evidence or testimony, and the ways in which histories and experiences are intertwined with music.
Borrowing its title from a poem by the Egyptian artist Anna Boghiguian, From Ear to Ear to Eye explores the acoustic lives of different cities and places across the Arab world. The exhibition considers the different ways in which notation and recording are used to map memories and migration, territories and conflict. It is about sounds travelling across borders, or being used to define them. It is about that which might be voiced or heard, but resists being visualised.
From Ear to Ear to Eye brings together installations, sculptures, films, photographs, sound works, performances and archives by 17 artists of different generations, many of whom are based in the Arab world. New and recent works include graphic scores, musical instruments, field recordings, poems and records.
Participating artists include: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Etel Adnan, Haig Aivazian, Mounira Al Solh, Basma Alsharif, Ziad Antar, Marwa Arsanios, Ania Dabrowska, Malak Helmy, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Hiwa K, Jumana Manna, Joe Namy, Setareh Shahbazi, Raed Yassin and Shirin Yousefi.
Supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC.
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Starting in January 2009 Nottingham Contemporary will be running a course for young people aged between 13 and 23 to help them act as arts instigators. They will be trained to design, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of activity for other young people. It will also give them an opportunity to take part in the Arts Council’s arts award scheme.
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