NOise & nation
Curated by @the_packet ✨
(Edition commissioned for Serendipity Arts Festival 2023)
Leyya Mona Tawil
Participatory New Media Installation
Projection, Mic, Digital Interface, ‘On Air’ lightbox, Computer Console, Keyboard, Mouse, Standing Table, Fabric, LED lights and Mounted Speakers
DEC 15-23 2023
MALAYEEN.SPACE aims to revive and preserve cultural narratives that are at risk of being forgotten by encouraging participants to “SING TO THE STARS!”. Simulating a recording studio, Leyya Mona Tawil’s installation invites participants to enter and contribute their own recordings. Once a recording is submitted, the song that plays back is modulated by the participant’s unique answers. The audio transformations are governed by the distance (in km) between the contributor and the location of their song’s origin, their distance in time to this place, and the song’s intent.
By involving visitors in the process of recording and sharing, the installation transforms into an evolving archive. By highlighting the importance of remembering and celebrating the stories and traditions of diasporic communities, MALAYEEN.SPACE addresses sacredness as something that is an ongoing, participatory narrative rather than a static collection.
MALAYEEN.SPACE was developed by Leyya Mona Tawil and code designer Andrej Hrončo, as part of the larger Noise & Nation project by Lime Rickey International. The project reflects Tawil’s diverse heritage, blending Syrian, Palestinian, and American influences. It features an interactive collection of songs and stories, influenced by their origins and the contributors’ backgrounds.
a peek: https://www.instagram.com/p/C1FN1RHLkjH/
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TBA:22 Festival, in partnership with Arab.AMP Live, presents new work by Lime Rickey International whose hybrid performances are built with voice, transactive surfaces, and movement.
Video by Liquid Reel courtesy of Arab.AMP
JAM3A is a FREE, virtual music and arts festival presented by the Arab American National Museum celebrating Arab talent, community and identity! Join us Sept. 23-26, 2021 for this can’t-miss, 4-day experience featuring musical performances by renowned Arab artists and a curated virtual vendor market showcasing small artisan businesses. www.jam3a.org
Presented in partnership with @arab.amp @diadetroit @downtowndearborn @nyuadartscenter @umspresents @yallapunk
NOISE & NATION