SAND SAND SAND

Garth Erasmus, Ruth May, Nesindano Khoes Namises, Peter Thiessen

Garth Erasmus, Ruth May, Nesindano Khoes Namises, Peter Thiessen: work in progress; Foto: Ruth May


SAND SAND SAND
20 August – 2 October 2022

Opening
19 August 2022

Garth Erasmus, Ruth May, Nesindano Khoes Namises, Peter Thiessen

In the frame of an international collaboration, visual artists and musicians explore sand – as a material and as a medium for reflecting on traces of colonial history, for the reappropriation of indigenous knowledge and the respective worldviews. Sand is like the skeleton of the world, a foundation of modern culture and technologies, the invisible but essential ingredient of constructed living environments and digital communication devices. For its extraction, entire beaches are hauled away, seabeds are sucked out, gigantic pits are dug out, mountains are piled up. Wars are waged, villages sink into the ground and islands are washed over by the sea. Against this background, the artists participating in the project will create a space at the Kunsthaus Hamburg, in which fleeting sounds, painted stage-like settings and costumes combined with textile and mineral images interweave in a spatial and acoustic installation to form a landscape.

Curated by Katja Schroeder


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