Curatorial Programme 2023 – Listening…

Curatorial Programme 2023 – Listening to an anthology of collectively stirred jamming as a living, breathing and stretching mechanism of sharing(s)


an anthology of collectively stirred jamming as a living, breathing and stretching mechanism of sharing(s) is a music record, basically an archive of Tropical Tap Water’s jammings. A metaphysical compilation of energy. An unfolding process that took over almost two years, in Amsterdam, from 2020 to 2022. We are a flowing group of cultural workers who travelled to the North, where we encountered and recognized each other as fragments of the South.

Inherently, we understood jamming as a very singular fleeting experience but always as a collective process of soundgularization. This album is an epic poem too, a poignant gesture melted with quiet jammings, a mixer fried on radio dramas at Radio Al Hara, featuring lumbung harvesting’s songs and many careless whispers in the form of a vinyl record. It contains different audio recordings of jamming sessions, each one with its own cold-war detective movie character. Some that seems recorded with a burner phone in a jar, some that sounds like the transcription of non-aligned sexy-spy ears dancing and others that looks like a foggy cassette tape which is interrogating the interrogator.

Along with the vinyl, if you are curious, we include some texts from our jamming conversations in a booklet. Please come to listen together with some of the people who participated in the album and who will share some words on jamming.

Sungeun Lee (b. 1989) is an artist from Korea. Lee works with interactive installation, sound/music, research, and more. Lee is a Rijksakademie alumni (2020-2022)

Özgür Atlagan (b. 1988) is an artist from Turkey. Atlagan wanders the halls of violence, servitude, eroticism, play and humor in his work, always following the line of poetry. Atlagan is a Rijksakademie alumni (2019-2021).

Simnikiwe Buhlungu (b. 1995) is an artist from South Africa. Buhlungu researches the production of knowledges, how they are disseminated, and by whom. Buhlungu is a Rijksakademie alumni (2020-2022).

Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba (b.1988) is an infra-realist journalist from Mexico. Aguilar publishes his reports at the Libidinal Intelligence Unit. Ruvalcaba is a Rijksakademie alumni (2020-2022).