Exile Exhale Exit intents an excavation into the implications of changing meaning assigned to words one uses to describe different sites of the mind within migratory movements. Exile Exhale Exit implies an exorcism of language and communication, notions of home and away, mobility and dislocation, resistance and isolation, conservation and erasure and growing sprouts of other matters at hand. Exile Exhale Exit is an instance which intentionally prioritizes feeling and poiesis to any other kind of knowledge, focusing on text to sound as well as sound to text, in order to procreate new meanings. As a premise, Exile Exhale Exit looks forward for interaction between vocal or textual traces of other times embodied into the oneness, but not into individuality. Into this illustration, Exile Exhale Exit is a radio broadcast in different Englishes, planned to morph into other mediums for a possible future.
“For us exile is not only connoted to the state of emergency and the status of refugees, but it’s looking into sensitive questions of belonging, environments of creative expression, everyday life experience of community building, resistance, rejection and isolation; or simply connected to intertwined consequences of living outside of a given place, thinking outside of known categories or taking actions outside of given frameworks.” Jasmina and Ralf.
first mobile exit for ODD in Bucharest June 2019
With moderation by Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Ralf Wendt, voices of ODD audience and members, Cristina Bogdan, Anca Bucur, with voice recording of Nina Cassian, Tocotronic song ‘aber hier leben, nein danke’, reading in English the text ‘Der Ausweis’ by Peter Panter and Johanna Billing’s film sound Magical World;
second mobile exit from Berlin for Moonah Radio Tasmania December 2019
With Natalia Acevedo-Ferreira, Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Andreea Bellu, Matei Bellu, Maria Karpushina, Elisabeth Rändel, Ralf Wendt with audio accounts authored by Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Jack Body, Thomas Brasch, Bertold Brecht, Achille Mbembe, Heiner Müller, Mika Rottenberg, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, John Zorn
In their quest of reordering known categories, out of a feeling that their ideas are not at home where they thought home was, Jasmina and Ralf continue their pluri-meaningful journey Exile Exhale Exit in a mobile radio format. This time from Hasenheide Park in Berlin to Moonah Community Radio by sistersakousmatica in Tasmania, the two accompanied by friends, are packing for a journey to an imaginary limitless place and questioning their limits of imagination. Together, the group is looking for a communal level of understanding of geographical dissatisfaction, transition, transformation and transgression into worlds ruled by capital. 💨 Friday 29th November 11am Tasmania, Australia = 1am Berlin, Germany 💨 For one hour