Brace for Impact Node#3

ma 14 mei - ma 14 mei

De Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12D4 1062HE Amsterdam

Each year, millions of tonnes of waste are discarded from all over the world and end up in landfills in the poorest parts of the globe. JACOB KIRKEGAARD premieres “Thrum”, a multi-channel sound portrait of one such site in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The work aurally zoom sin on the industrial section of Merkato, Africa’s largest outdoor market. In the iron and metal subsection, hundreds of men spend all day reshaping oil drums. By foregrounding the sounds of consumption, Kirkegaard’s recordings present a visceral reminder of the dejected matter of capitalist society. Besides Jacob Kirkegaard’s performance, STEIM is going feature a live act by Robert van Heumen.



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