• The Society of Friends of Halit

  • Di, 30.05.2017 ab 20:00 Uhr
  • Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Kassel
    Mombachstraße 10-12
    34127 Kassel
The Society of Friends of Halit - Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Kassel - Kassel

Sonic Segregations. A Critique of Racism and Audio Technologieswith Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng NdikungAfter its first public gathering as part of the Parliament of Bodies in early April, the Society of Friends of Halit continues its discussions on both local and transnational research and activism as well as on antiracism and antifascism—with a focus on sound technologies.Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt works at the intersection of popular music, media, science, technology, and postcolonial studies. In his presentation, he describes the cultural and racial coding of sound and audio technologies and presents different examples of his research. His work examines how to disrupt racist narratives through technological innovation, the use of microphones in the trial of the so-called NSU, the stereotypes inherent in the presets of drum machines, and resistant, crackling, alternative operations that are ultimately always audible.Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt’s presentation is followed by a conversation with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.All events of the Society of Friends of Halit are free and open to the public.Coordinated by Ayşe Güleç, Initiative 6. April, and Kassel postkolonial