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City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary

Interdisciplinary Workshop

January 13 – 19, 2012 | Douala
With Astrid S. Klein, Simone Gilges and Vincent Ndoumbé

City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs
City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs

Workshop concept: Astrid S. Klein
Workshop guides: Astrid S. Klein, Simone Gilges, Vincent Ndoumbé
Workshop participants: Paul Edimo, Hilaire Samion, Stephane Eloundou, Maître Ayi, Dalil Mouhammad, Christoph Katou, Amassala Kefer, Gustave Mintamack

City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs
City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs
City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs

Together, a group of artists of different artistic disciplines such as the Visual Arts, Music and Performance develop interventions in the public space of Douala. Interventions in the rhythm of urban life – with its syncops, its blockades, its flux and reflux in a globalised world and its economic and social realities.

At self-chosen locations in Douala the artists set their ‘City Songs’ in scene and intervene in everyday life with their spontaneous actions. They commentate and tell stories of change, of dreams, of memories, reality and the imaginary of a city.

From the live footage, photographs and objects that were made during the process a video installation is created with a video-playlist of their songs.

With: Alima, Lady B, Em’Kal Eyongakpa, Justine Gaga, Hervé Yamguen, Hilde Kouoh Moukouri, Boris Nzebo, Stone and Sadrak

City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs

Photos: Simone Gilges_City Songs
Videostills: A/S/V_City Songs

City Songs – ebbs and flows of the urban imaginary, Workshop in Douala (January 13 – 19, 2012); Photo: Simone Gilges_City Songs

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