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Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. Together with artists, academics, everyday experts, and partners across the globe, it explores ideas in the making and shares them with the digital public.

HKW Podcast Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. Together with artists, academics, everyday experts, and partners across the globe, it explores ideas in the making and shares them with the digital public.

    Shaping Dance Floors, Locally | On Music

    Shaping Dance Floors, Locally | On Music

    Club culture is a global phenomenon, but usually only a few centers are in the focus of general perceptions. What challenges do protagonists face away from the big cities? What conditions shape dance floors and their social contexts there? In “Shaping Dance Floors, Locally,” organizers and club activists from small German towns talk about how they create space for dance and dialogue in their specific contexts and thus continue to work on the large, common project of a politics of dance floors.

    With Sedef Adasi, Gîn Bali, Ra-min, Ulrike Schell
    Commentary: Sarj Lynch, production and editing: Julia Vorkefeld, interviews and script: Arno Raffeiner

    In collaboration with Refuge Worldwide
    Curated by Transmission (Sarah Farina and Kerstin Meißner)

    Music:
    Little Dragon – Hold On (Sarah Farina Remix),
    Nas – The Don,
    Octo Octa – Deep Connections,
    Hird feat. Yukimi Nagano – Keep You Kimi,
    Amy Winehouse – In My Bed (Bugz in the Attic Vocal Mix),
    Sedef Adasi – Gel Gidelim,
    Naty Seres – Sometimes I Feel,
    AG Geige – Maximale Gier (Credit 00 Remake),
    Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400.

    • 34 min
    Episode 16: Rajkamal Kahlon | The White West: Whose Universal?

    Episode 16: Rajkamal Kahlon | The White West: Whose Universal?

    The legacies of colonialism tend to find expression in a language that contemporary audiences find familiar and compelling, and hence remain largely unquestioned. As part of The White West IV: Whose Universal?, the podcast invites participants of the conferences and other experts to discuss the overlaps between metaphysical predicates and colonial formations.

    Rajkamal Kahlon in conversation with Ana Teixeira Pinto

    More information:
    www.hkw.de/whoseuniversal
    www.hkw.de/en/thewhitewest

    • 55 min
    Cinema and Everyday Resistance | No Master Territories

    Cinema and Everyday Resistance | No Master Territories

    What forms of resistance can cinema offer? What relations exist between documentary film and activism? How does feminist film deal with sexually explicit images? These questions and more are addressed in a podcast series accompanying the exhibition “No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image,” curated by Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg.

    In her 1982 film “Reassemblage,” Trinh T. Minh-ha influentially reformulated the terms of the ethnographic encounter: she would not “speak about,” but “speak nearby.” In this conversation with artist-filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán, the two discuss this concept and others pertaining to both their practices.

    More about the exhibition:
    www.hkw.de/en/NoMaster

    Sound excerpts from Trinh T. Minh-ha, What About China? (2022), copyright Moongift Films

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Stories from the Mud | Wassermusik: Mississippi

    Stories from the Mud | Wassermusik: Mississippi

    The Mississippi River traverses the United States for 2,350 miles from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico as a route of migration, trade, exploitation, and cultural exchange. The musicians Swamp Dogg, Donald Harrison, Leyla McCalla and Logan Schutts explain how influences from West Africa and the Caribbean find new forms in places like Congo Square in New Orleans and how important rhythm and dance were and still are on the sorrow-stricken banks of the river.

    Commentary: Sarj Lynch, production and editing: Julia Vorkefeld, interviews and script: Arno Raffeiner.

    Music:
    Donald Harrison – Hu-ta-Nay,
    Leyla McCalla – Fort Dimanche,
    Kumasi – Runoff,
    Skip James – Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues,
    Swamp Dogg – The World Beyond,
    Kumasi – Slough City,
    Leyla McCalla – Artibonite,
    Donald Harrison – Dat's Jazz,
    Allen Toussaint – Bright Mississippi.

    • 32 min
    Documentary Film and Feminist Activism in India | No Master Territories

    Documentary Film and Feminist Activism in India | No Master Territories

    What forms of resistance can cinema offer? What relations exist between documentary film and activism? How does feminist film deal with sexually explicit images? These questions and more are addressed in a podcast series accompanying the exhibition “No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image,” curated by Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg.

    How can film serve as a catalyst of social change? Film scholar Lakshmi Padmanabhan speaks with Deepa Dhanraj, focusing on Dhanraj’s participation in the Yugantar Collective and her 1991 film Something Like a War, which examines India’s family planning program and calls for reproductive justice.

    More about the exhibition:
    www.hkw.de/en/NoMaster

    Sound excerpts from Trinh T. Minh-ha, What About China? (2022), copyright Moongift Films

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sounds from the Swamps | Wassermusik: Mississippi

    Sounds from the Swamps | Wassermusik: Mississippi

    Alluvial soil and sediments of large parts of the USA are deposited on the southern banks of the Mississippi. In the opposite direction, from the mouth of the river and its delta, cultural riches were brought north and from there to the entire world: the globally understood languages of blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and soul. The musicians Swamp Dogg, Donald Harrison, Leyla McCalla and Logan Schutts talk about their relationship to the waters and sounds along the Mississippi.

    Commentary: Sarj Lynch, production and editing: Julia Vorkefeld, interviews and script: Arno Raffeiner.

    Music:
    Mattie Dellaney – Tallahatchie River Blues,
    Donald Harrison – Congo Square Movement I,
    Twins Seven Seven – Oshun (Pt. 2),
    Leyla McCalla – Changing Tide,
    Sidney Bechet – Maple Leaf Rag,
    Porgy Jones – The Dapp,
    Bessie Smith – St. Louis Blues,
    Swamp Dogg – The White Man Made Me Do It.

    • 24 min

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