Program 2023

Program 2023

OTO Sound Museum

March 28, 2023
Program 2023
March 28–October 13, 2023
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OTO Sound Museum program 2023 curated by Zaira Oram

Artists 2023: Shatha Al-Deghady (1987, Egypt), Zehra Doğan (1989, Kurdistan/Turkey), IPek (1980, no nation), Ivan Kurbakov (1989, Russia), Pe Lang & Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri (1974, Switzerland–1974, Greece), Pedro Reyes (1972, Mexico), Yanik Soland (1990, Switzerland), Hannah Weinberger (1988, Switzerland/US)

OTO Sound Museum develops the programme 2023 with the aim of disseminating sound research and experimentation both in the digital sphere and in different geographies of the physical space. The programme intends to offer sound as a trigger for questions and readings about the present time, as a political engine, but also as an active and rotating gear for encounters between people and places near and far.

OTO.Museum digital shows
Zehra Doğan: March 28–May 30, 2023 Listen now
Pedro Reyes: 
June 6–August 8, 2023
Ivan Kurbakov: August 29–October 31, 2023
Shatha Al-Deghady: November 14, 2023–January 23, 2024 (in collaboration with ÉDHÉA)

Location: online, left sphere

The platform continues to migrate and lets the sonic heritage reach different parts of the world through four digital sound shows. With the aim of amplifying the experience across borders, the digital program becomes an imaginary thread connecting near and far, presence and absence, translating each artistic experience into something accessible to everyone, at all times and from all places. For the year 2023, Zaira Oram chooses to invite voices from different geographies and fields of research, dealing with topics related to the socio-political role of sound art.

SOUND TURM performances
Yanik Soland: April 21, 2023
Pe Lang & Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri: May 20, 2023
IPek: July 1, 2023
Hannah Weinberger: October 6, 2023

Location: Wasserturm, Badweg 10, CH– 8001 Zurich

SOUND TURM is developed one more time in the ancient Wasserturm in Zurich (CH). Consisting of four floors, each with octagonal rooms, the tower will be inhabited by four performances in dialogue with the architecture and what is contained within. By focusing on the performativity of the objects, the artists will be invited to experiment their own practices in confrontation with the spatiality and identity of the place. With the SOUND TURM program—which continues last year’s experience—the Wasserturm reconfirms itself as the home of sound art contributing to make the tower a living body.

Artist residency in collaboration with Klang Moor Schopfe
Axel Crettenand
& Ivan Kurbakov, August 25–September 10, 2023.

A new artistic residency dedicated to the research of sound art will be realized through the expansion of the OTO Sound Museum network, which is collaborating with the biennial festival Klang Moor Schopfe in Gais (CH) for 2023. The artists in residence will spend two weeks in the small town of Gais building up a collaborative art project presented in one of the typical Appenzell “schopfe” (farm warehouses) where the festival takes place (August 25–September 10).

OTO Sound Museum is a nomadic museum that produces, presents and collects recent or unpublished sound works by contemporary artists from different backgrounds, geographies and generations. It was founded in 2020 as a strategy to overcome the limitations on cultural participation due to the pandemic. The museum was born digitally as an iconoclastic environment and a utopian architecture on the platform It is also used to travel across different places in the physical realm, transforming its identity though each project. In the past years OTO was welcomed at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Migration Museum in Zurich, La Voirie in Biel/Bienne, La rada in Locarno, Wasserturm Zurich, Sonic Matter Zurich and Casino Luxembourg–Forum d’Art Contemporain.

Zaira Oram is a curatorial collective focused on experimental displays and interdisciplinary projects. Her practice involves research on visual art, performance and sound art and the creation of networks between different disciplines and areas of studies. Her main research treads are migration, contemporary narrative and border experiences. Zaira Oram has an open identity: she travels and transforms herself along the way. The collective was initiated by Francesca Ceccherini and Eleonora Stassi, and expanded with the participation of Chloé Dall’Olio, Camille Regli, Elisa Bernardoni, Francesca Brusa and Magda Drozd. Instagram @zairaoram.

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