Sound is inexhaustible, there is never not sound around us. At this juncture, there are things we do not want to hear (the sirens, the numbers) and there are things we do want to hear, like the laughter of a loved one. Even though we cannot be together, we all hear the news and collectively understand that the world is changing. Such acts of listening challenge how we experience a shared reality rather than solely as an individual. We are all in this together.
The work of Lamin Fofana encourages collective listening as a socio-political practice and one such that engenders understanding, healing and responsibility by bridging sounds from the past and present. Today we bring you a guided exhibition tour of BLUES by artists Lamin Fofana and Nicolas Premier: