Globalization and telecommunication at its best ! Today Vincent Meessen and me had a talk about the exhibition Patterns for (Re)cognition at Radio Klara (VRT). Vincent live from the radio studio in Brussels. And me – via the phone – live from Lijiang Studio Yunnan, rural China, lower Himalayas (Yes, flew almost directly from East-Africa to East Asia. Here right now in an absolutely fabulous residency run by Jay Brown & curated by Crystal Pascucci). Vincent and me were talking about Tshela Tendu’s pioneering Congolese modern art in the 1930’s, Tshela Tendu’s one time accidental meeting with Jan Vansina in the 1950’s. In case u missed it, here a link to the radio interview (in Dutch).
Anosmia my award winning radio composition reflecting on the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide, is featured at Savvy Funk as part of Documenta 14 in Kassel and Berlin.
…busy busy busy with the last preparations for a new Africa On Tape field trip: destination Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. My first return since 2011. Going deeper into the oral traditions and ( pre) -colonial history of my family and my native region (volcano Mt. Karisimbi)
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