Water’s Witness

▸ 24/09/2022 > 02/04/2023 ▸ Mudam ▸ www.mudam.com

Water’s Witness, by Iraqi artist Tarek Atoui is an installation accompanied by a series of performances and collaborative workshops. This exhibition is no different from the artist’s previous creations, in which history, anthropology, ethnology and musicology (one of his hobbies) are combined through investigation and research into sound in particular. In this case, the sound is partly underwater in origin. Atoui has used several techniques to capture the sounds of the sea to make them the base element of his artistic sound pieces. Objects recovered from various port cities around the world complete this marine installation. Steel beams from Abu Dhabi combine with marble blocks from Athens. Between the objects, the sounds and the places they were found, connections are woven and uncovered.

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AUTEUR: JEAN-MARC STREIT — PHOTO: RÉMI VILLAGGI / MUDAM LUXEMBOURG