A video installation by Angelica Mesiti.
Mesiti’s ‘band’ is made up of four individual films, which document the performances of musicians who work outside official structures of presentation. Cameroon, Geraldine Zongo drums the water in a Parisian public pool. Algerian, Mohammed Lamourie sings and plays his Casio keyboard in the Paris Metro system. Sudanese, Asim Goreshi whistles in his Brisbane taxi cab. And Mongolian, Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Bukhu) plays the Mongolian morin khuur (horse head fiddle) and throat sings on a Newtown corner. Each player delivers a distinct sound with a particularity of technique that is inflected with its cultural origin.
Arranged as a video ensemble of four screens facing inwards, Mesiti syncopates all performances and compresses the audiences’ concentration. We witness each performer individually, before a cacophony is produced by playing the four soundtracks together.
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