Friday 10 September 2021, 7.30pm
Bint Mbareh is curious about communal sounds and sovereignty over the sonic space as a communal resource. Her most recent research was an exploration of how rain-summoning song and ritual in Palestine acted and may continue to act as a ritual of time-bending. This research was adapted into an installation at Sakiya for Art, Science, Agriculture and Darat al-Funun in Amman. The performed iteration of this research took on call and response formats, with intentional silences and improvised vocalisation to challenge the drive to archive unwieldy data-sets (eg. old women telling stories and singing rain songs and interrupting themselves when they want to). Instead Bint Mbareh opted to become like the data-set, improvised and unarchivable. She performed her rain ritual at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin, Exist Festival at Khalil Sakakini Centre in Ramallah, Maastricht's InBetween Festival, and London's EFG Jazz Festival.
Kinn is a London based artist with a broad following, from Louisiana sludge-metal band Thou to contemporary artist Mark Leckey, Kinn’s niche take on the macabre has become many’s choice of dread-sonics.