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Performance and conversation surrounding Sacred Threads. The entry to the exhibitions is free from 15:00 on. The event takes place in English.

Opening and reception of the public

Performance tool/툴 II by Mira Mann

tool / 툴 II is a live, multi-voice conversation between the host of a call-in radio show and different appearing characters about mysterious streams of water, bizarre phenomena, and rebuilding relationships. The stories narrated here bring together questions of the translatability of language and the associated misunderstandings, but they also touch upon the universality of stories and myths and their placeless, timeless sounds. For tool /툴 II, Mira Mann has linked old and new stories, interrogating the potential that reinvention and adaptation can offer – here, the gaze is drawn toward both the traditional and the other, at the intersection of global, social, ecological, and colonial contexts. The performance keys into Mira Mann’s interests in hybrid forms of narration, Korean folk songs, and pansori – a Korean genre of epic musical storytelling, performed by a singer and a drummer. The word pansori is formed of the syllables ‘pan’ (an outdoor playing field; place in which many people gather) and ‘sori’ (sound; music). tool / 툴 II is performed with Sarah Doolan.
Text: Gesa Huewe

Roundtable with Yasmin Afschar, Olga Generalova (curator of the exhibition), Mira Mann, José B. Segebre and Jura Shust

During the discussion, exhibited artists and guest speakers will explore how different generations of artists have used their artistic practices to engage with ancient cultures and reclaim disappearing folklore and mythical traditions from their cultural heritage. The focus will be on how indigenous knowledge and ancestral traditions are reinterpreted through a twenty-first-century lens, and remain committed to exploring the profound connections between spirituality, culture, contemporary society, and our relationship with nature.


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Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg