Artist talk with meLê YamomoFriday, March 11, 2022 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm CET/GMT+1
Lecture, The Factory and online
What lies in between theory and aesthetics? Situatedness and migration? Sounding and listening? Performing and perception? The Universal Self and the Colonial Other? What understandings transpire in imagining beyond social imaginations of racial, national, cultural, gender, or disciplinary borders and boundaries? What knowledges emerge through hearing? How can processes of soundings and listening transform us towards a postmigrant society? In this artist-talk, meLê yamomo speaks about his biography and philosophy as an artist-scholar migrating between continents, cultures, artistic practices, and academic disciplines.
meLê yamomo has lived in Lucena City, Los Baños, Metro Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, Warwick, and Munich, and now inhabits Amsterdam and Berlin researching, teaching, and creating performance/theatre and sound/music. He is an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performance, and Sound Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the author of Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and project leader and principal investigator of the projects »Sonic Entanglements« and Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS). meLê is a resident artist at Theater Ballhaus Naunynstrasse where his creations Echoing Europe, sonus, and Forces of Overtones are on repertoire. meLê also curates the Decolonial Frequences Festival and hosts the Sonic Entanglements podcast. In his works as artist-scholar, meLê engages the topics of sonic migrations, queer aesthetics, and post/de-colonial acoustemologies.
Open to the BCB community in person at The Factory.
To join online, please contact BCB Events.
This talk is part of the OSUN funded Research Creation Project.
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