The Project “Here, There and Other Places“ began as a
workshop with a group of Syrian women now living as refugees in Berlin.
Together with Iman Hasbani, the participants spoke about their memories which
connect them to different places. Through this process, a sense of familiarity
developed among the members of the group.
The workshop took the form of several sessions. As a
result from this memory work, a collection of audio-recordings was created.
These consist of descriptions of different details: everyday stories,
descriptions of familiar people and places, events, personal recollections,
memories of objects. Throughout the three months, the artist remained
relatively quiet; she was a listener and occasionally took over the role of a
moderator, who initiated a process of remembering. During the final editing of
the audio material, the artist started remembering forgotten incidents and
details, thus she embarked upon a journey back to her own memories.
and Other Places“ is an immersive spatial sound-installation, expanding over
two rooms. Visitors have the possibility to enter the installation and move
around, to freely engage with the work. Everybody is free to participate or
just listen.Sound recording and production: Chadi Dalaty, YSD
This project was commissioned by Shubbak in a
partnership with the British Council.