Nadia Shihab and Szu-Han Ho
two/fold is a sound performance by artists Nadia Shihab and Szu-Han Ho which takes the detailed fragments of two abandoned family homes –– in Iraq and Taiwan -- as the starting point for exploring the sound-feel of diaspora, loss, and transmutation. Incorporating live performance, samples, and processes of improvisation. two/fold builds a sonic image of double exposure. We use the rhythm of mother tongues, the sounds of chopping a banana tree, chewing sugarcane, cicadas, and other frequencies pulled from our archives to generate a space where separate migration histories find overlap and dissonance.
Performance at Wesleyan Zilkha Gallery :: fron/terra cognito + Hostile Terrain
Event curated by Ben Chaffee