installation / sound system / performance
Bergen Kunsthall, Norway as a part of the On Circulation exhibition
MUKA is the first collaborative residency of Maia Urstad and Anton Kats. As a contribution to the On Circulation exhibition at the Bergen Kunsthall the artists have conceived an open radio laboratory, suggesting a variety of listening protocols for the visitors of the exhibition and hosting a symposium "On Maintaining Circulation", - as part of a series of commissions under the title 'Who's doing the washing up?' developed and curated by Eva Rowson.
During the collaboration each of the artists constructed a sound system made of everyday objects in the gallery and composed a series of sound and rhythm pieces presented during the concert marking the end of the residency. Combining their sharing practices and interest in forms of communication technology, the ways in which stories are circulated, recorded and archived the residency has explored questions such as: How does the technology available to us determine what stories and histories are shared? Who gets to design it and who gets to use it? Whose voices are left in and out?
The residency curator: Eva Rowson.
Part of the 2018 series of live commissions 'Who's doing the washing up?' at Bergen Kunsthall exploring feminist organisational practices and modes of communication - and the structures that support these.
Supported by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Concert Light: Ana Jorge
Sound Jonas Skarmark
Photography: Thor Brødreskift