Doors of Listening

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In the middle of the forest of Klankenbos, the residents of the Refugee Shelter Red Cross-Overpelt take you along in their stories and living environment. Come closer and listen to the doors of the neighbors we haven’t met, coming from far away. Put your ears unto the doors so you listen to the sound vibrating inside them, deep in the material. You will hear songs, memories, stories, voices and dreams of people on the run. They literally get a place in the landscape and in this way claim their presence and audibility. The sound installation invites us to listen as a means of mutual understanding and critical thinking.

This project is the result of a collaborative process with the residents of the Refugee Shelter. The doors were donated by the inhabitants of the small city of Pelt in 2020.

The book “Doors of Listening” is now available for purchase here.

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A project by Abeer, Ahmad, Bashir, Dieubéni, Familia Kadicana, Farhad, Getou Kabika Tshingambu, Gerebrhan, Isaac Junior, Manuel, Mila, Najem Alhamoud, Patricia Abigail, Rejoice, Safet, Sali, Sebastián, Yasin Dawoud & Félix Blume.

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A collaboration of CC Palethe, C-TAKT +, Gemeente Pelt, Musica, Impulse Center for Music, Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Province of Limburg, Refugee Center Red Cross-Overpelt.
Curator: Maud Seuntjens
Executive Producer: Louis Burrows
Done for the Festival OORtreders 2020
Permanent Exhibition at Klankenbos
Press: TV News VRT, Radio 2 Vrt, Neural Italia,
Book here

Video of the opening here