HOUSE FOR THEM ANCESTORS
Manuela Rzytki & Anna McCarthy
4th – 14th of March
Opening, Wednesday March 4th: Music for Rooms 1
Saturday March 7th: Music for Rooms 2
Finissage, Saturday March 14th: Final Séance
"They are not from here
and I come from them…”
The exhibition has been specifically devised in response to Rzytki’s yugoslavian family and musical tradition. The Danube–Swabian mixed culture’s history of exposure to settlement policies, migration, border shifts, war and refuge, especially since the First World War, acts as the fundament to the exhibition.
The history and storytelling transcends unto the present. For Rzytki, the family represents a social space where experiences, suffering, war and luck occur and in which the passing down of songs from generation to generation plays a significant part in transporting this to the present day.
Sounds, images, music, furniture and objects. A musical séance in the House For Them Ancestors; family becomes figment; the multiple layers condense to find a voice in the singing kitchen table and storytelling carpets. Musique d’ameublement.
This auratic system of formal layering and contextual references will be presented and performed on three evenings.
The sound-pieces resulting from the exhibition will appear on vinyl in Autumn, with a special edition of 7” singles available at the Kunstraum.
Tobias Laemmert (Protein, Parasyte Woman)
Thomas Wühr (Tom Wu, Das Weiße Pferd)
Maximilian Bräunlich (Joe Masi, Das Weiße Pferd)
Kindly supported by the Arts Council Munich.
In cooperation with Schamoni Musik and Favorit Bar.
Photos by Michael Jandejsek & Andrea Huber