Berlin’s Biggest Artist Talks Jazz-Fusion

Mashing up music and contemporary art for free speech

Words By Elly Harvie

Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Time: 5-7PM
Location: Akademie Der Kunste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

Berlin’s most successful contemporary artist, Olafur Eliasson, will be presenting on free expression this Wednesday evening.  Need we say more? Oh ok. Eliasson’s characteristically interdisciplinary practice is also borne out in this instance. His presentation will accompany ‘A-B-A-B-A: from here to hear‘, an experimental film by artists working in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia and Berlin. Directed by Clara Jo, the film fuses German, English and Amharic poetry with traditional Ethiopian music, jazz beats and electro. It will be shown alongside an exhibition by artist Robel Temesgen (Junge Akademie Visual Arts Fellow 2016), exploring the challenges of responding with the ‘Wax and Gold’ principle of the spoken word. Temesgen and fellow artist Rike Scheffler will also give a live performance of ‘poetry jazz’. Should be a hot mess. 

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