May 16, 2015
Curated by Mirna Boyadjian
in collaboration with ELEKTRA 16: POST-AUDIO, and the 1st edition of the International Sound Art Biennial.
Journée Paroles et Manoeuvres
In the spirit of exchange and reflection, Skol invites the public to participate in Journées Paroles et Manœuvres. A cross-disciplinary meeting of interventions, conferences, performances and discussions, this event aims to inverse roles, to encourage collaboration between different types of expertise and to support hybrid forms of communication. Journées Paroles et Manœuvres is an opportunity to take time, together, through various forms and ideas.
Program: Sound Art, War and the Arab World
– 2pm: Sound piece by Mazen Kerbaj, Starry Night, 2006.
A 40-minute improvisation recorded by Mazen Kerbaj in Beirut on the night of 16th/17th July 2006, in which Kerbaj’s trumpet ‘duets’ with the sound of Israeli bombs.
(The piece is presented in the gallery with earphones).
– 2:30pm: Performance by Mirna Boyadjian and Raïa Haïdar, Une nuit, 2015.
A visual and sound performance that speaks of war through the narration, both recorded and live, of the experience of a night during the Libanese civil war.
– 3pm: Conferences and discussions
Samir Saul – The Arab World in Turmoil: Points of Reference
Monia Abdallah – The War Regime in the Silence of Peace. Reflections on a Selection of Contemporary Artworks.
Serge Cardinal – Stereophony of the Syrian Conflict
– 5pm: Short films by Abounaddara collective.
Emergency cinema that gives a voice to Syrian citizens.
– 5:30: Live music by “Jerusalem In My Heart”.
An experimental approach to Arabic music.