Call for Applications: DeCoSEAS Southeast Asia-Europe Visiting Fellowship 2023

Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS) invites up to four Visiting fellows from Southeast Asia for a three-month stay to work with one or more Southeast Asian collections within audio-visual archives located in Europe. 1. Eligibility The fellow can be an artist, curator, activist, scholar, or other stakeholders of the sonic repertoire they intend to… Continue reading Call for Applications: DeCoSEAS Southeast Asia-Europe Visiting Fellowship 2023

»Decolonial Frequencies Festival« opens on Sunday

On 19 September 2021, the »Decolonial Frequencies« Festival, curated by meLê yamomo, will open at the Theater Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. Familiar sounds and terrifying noises. The fleeting fragments of remembered melodies, favorite songs, the noise in our home street. We live in our sound world, it gives us orientation, feeling, and energy. Subjective, intimate – and yet… Continue reading »Decolonial Frequencies Festival« opens on Sunday

When a Poet Disappears

Preview screening, in the presence of the director and followed by a debate moderated by André Iteanu, anthropologist (CNRS, EPHE) organized by the Société des Océanistes as part of the Océanistes cinema cycle, in collaboration with the International Festival of the Oceanian Documentary Film. In the Toraja Mountains of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Lumbaa… Continue reading When a Poet Disappears

»Interferences Live« at the Museum for Communication-Berlin

Come listen to/watch Interferences: Live at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin on 15 September. DeCoSEAS project leader, meLê yamomo’s »Interferenzen: Koloniales Scheitern im Radio«, premiered on Deutschlandfunk Kultur Radio Art last December. After almost a year of repeated postponements due to the corona pandemic, the performance is now scheduled to be staged as part of the 100 years radio exhibition… Continue reading »Interferences Live« at the Museum for Communication-Berlin

Sesi Viral #1 Biennale Jogja: “Representation and Othering”

meLê yamomo will be joining the Sesi Viral Biennale Jogja focusing on Decolonization and Art Practice/Politics as a responder. The session includes Pak Daud Tanudirjo presenting his collaborative exhibition of women, Art and technology in the Pacific, and Cosmin Costinas about his collaborative exhibition The Ancestor during Europalia Art Festival. The panel is curated by… Continue reading Sesi Viral #1 Biennale Jogja: “Representation and Othering”

New Publication about Sound Archives

DeCoSEAS project leaders meLê yamomo and Barbara Titus published a joint article about the complexities of curating colonial sound archives with DeCoSEAS concerns forming the core of the article. The article was published in a themed issue of the world of music (new series), entitled Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials, edited by Rasika Ajotikar.… Continue reading New Publication about Sound Archives

Virtual Exhibit Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts

Following the 2021 Annual Philippine Studies Conference at SOAS, University of London, PI Cristina Juan curated the virtual exhibit Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts. The exhibit explores the ways in which texts, objects and performances negotiate, mediate and translate the ‘Bisaya’ as a collective identifier of culture, language and artistic practice. Drawing on… Continue reading Virtual Exhibit Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts

The #sonicentanglements PODCAST IS UP!

THE #sonicentanglements PODCAST IS UP! Hosted by sound historian meLê yamomo, the Sonic Entanglements Podcast examines the history of sound in Southeast Asia through conversations with sound experts: historians, archivists, sound engineers, artists, and scholars. SUBSCRIBE TO SONIC ENTANGLEMENTS: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SEonApplePodcasts Pocket Casts: http://bit.ly/SEonPocketCasts Podbean: http://bit.ly/SEonPodbean Spotify: http://bit.ly/SEonSpotify LISTEN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE: http://sonic-entanglements.com/thepodcast/

Dana Rappoport’s film “Death of the One Who Knows” selected for Riga Pasaules Film Festival

After having been selected for the Festival du Film de Voyage et d’Aventures Vecues and the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival and being commended for the Richard Werbner Award for Visual Anthropology, Dana Rappoport’s documentary film Death of the One Who Knows has now been selected for the Riga Pasaules Film Festival. In the Toraja… Continue reading Dana Rappoport’s film “Death of the One Who Knows” selected for Riga Pasaules Film Festival

Pierre Prouteau appointed as postdoc at DeCoSEAS

We warmly welcome Pierre Prouteau in ours midst. Pierre will work for DeCoSEAS as a postdoctoral researcher on the digitization of PI Dana Rappoport’s Thrice Blooded Land multimedia corpus, and on the constitution of a critical repertoire of colonial French sound archives. Pierre will also help foster and extend dialogues between DeCoSEAS partners in various… Continue reading Pierre Prouteau appointed as postdoc at DeCoSEAS