Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 17 May 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain presents the exhibition HLYSNAN: THE NOTION AND POLITICS OF LISTENING.
ARTIST(S): LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN, ANGIE ATMADJAJA, KADER ATTIA, NINA BEYER & MARIE LUND, DANIELA BRAHM & LES SCHLIESSER, CLARE GASSON, MARCO GODINHO, BRANDON LABELLE, ANDRA MC CARTNEY, JOHN MENICK, ANGEL NEVAREZ & VALERIE TEVERE, UDO NOLL, DAS NUMEN, EMEKA OGBOH, YOKO ONO, SUSAN SCHUPPLI, CHRISTINE SULLIVAN & ROB FLINT, CHRISTINE SUN KIM, JOHN WYNNE
CURATOR(S): BERIT FISCHER, KEVIN MUHLEN
The Old English word for “listening” is “hlysnan” and stands in its meaning for “paying attention”. Foregrounding notions of attentiveness and intent, Hlysnan: The Notion and Politics of Listening emphasises the conscious act of listening as opposed to that of hearing, or passively perceiving sound. Hlysnan understands the act of listening as agency, as effect, as gesture, as an attitude, and as taking a position. The exhibition departs from musical references and visual translations of sound and invites the visitor to explore complex socio-political realities and correlations through artistic audio-practices.