L’Age d’Or (en: The golden age) points to a time of balance, harmony and joy. It is a time you are having now or you have had or that you will have, but definitely it is linked to a certain object let it be physical, metaphorical, or pure abstraction or desire.The invited artists are dealing with their Golden Age, whatever this might be. The exhibition includes existing works, artefacts, documents and reflexions. In short: memorabilia.
With Oliver Baurhenn, Graw Böckler, Alice Cannava, Eva Castringius, Ivo Gretener, Ludovic Jecker, Michael Laurent, Peter Jap Lim, Cornelia and Holger Lund, Marie-José Ourtilane, Remco Schuurbiers, Henrik Strömberg, Caro Suerkemper, Maya Weyermann and more.
Paradise lost, Future gained? – curated contribution by Cornelia and Holger Lund
There has been a Golden Age in the history of Turkish music when hybrids were built between traditional Anatolian music and Western pop and rock music. This time ended with the military taking over power in 1980. The piece chosen is of from an early hybrid period, 1966. It is a very soft, jazzy bossa sung by a woman, with an extraordinary vocal male scat singing in a muezzin style. There must have been a paradise making songs like these possible. It has gone. But it can be re-searched by listening. This can make things better. If the future is a product of the past, this past gives hope for the future.
Song: Gülsüm Kamu & Ergun Özer Orkestrasi, “Aliyi Gördüm Aliyi”, Arya Plak, 1966
Available online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPVfVZGTVuo
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The Exhibition is part of the CTM and transmediale partner programme VORSPIEL!
Find information here: http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival/specials/resource-003-p2p-vorspiel/