»Militant Sound Archive – Latin American Street Protests«
A sound piece produced in a participatory way with anonymous donations of audio recordings of moments of protests in the public space of different Latin American cities. Conceived by the Office of Dreams as an audio guide, this museological resource consists of material that deals with the sound dimension of the revolts and protests, assembling to the exhibition journey a transnational landscape of “voice uprisings” that travelled like a wave of social indignation across the Latin American continent since autumn 2019, highlighting the system failures of states whose welfare does not represent the citizenship.
* The audio guide is played once a day in the Kiosk Square. * Use your headphones to listen to the piece through this QR code
Manuela García Aldana (Bogotá, Colombia, 1990)
Colombian sound artist based in Berlin. In her process-based work (soundscapes, sound sculptures, listening collective practices and radio shows), listening is the principle and arises as a context-driven response to the search for spaces of encounter. She addresses diaspora and identity questions with the will to unlearn and remember other ways of inhabiting our collective life experience.
She graduated in the Universidad de los Andes (Master of Arts) in Bogotá and currently studies a master’s degree at the Berlin Kunsthochschule Weissensee in spatial strategies (Raumstrategien).
Latest works and compositions have been featured at Kunsthaus Dahlem / Brücke-Museum (Transition Exhibition), nGbK neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst e.V. (museo de la democracia), Errant Sound (The Listening Biennial), Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (Pilar Millán, Simetría de los encuentros) Savvy Contemporary (Invocations For The Phoenix To Find Its Form In Us On Restitution, Rehabilitation and Reparation).
She recently joined SAVVY Contemporary as a curatorial assistant focusing on the sonic.
She has a monthly show at Radio Alhara (Palestine).