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Potential Wor(l)ds

Potential Wor(l)ds


Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting-Branch


Bergen Kunsthall





Artists Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting-Branch collaborate for the first time during their residency at Bergen Kunsthall. Their shared interest in feminist science fiction and its proposals for different ways of communicating and organising society forms the foundation for a new audio-visual commission. Their individual practices in experimental music composition, writing and animation are informed by explorations into parallel worlds, alien encounters and how narratives, histories and visions of the future are constructed.

Their project ‘Potential Wor(l)ds’ begins with a public experimental workshop at Bergen Kunsthall’s one-day music and performance festival POEKHALI! (18. August 2018), leading participants through collaborative experiments with language in sound, gesture and science fiction. Continuing with a series of follow-up sessions, their time in Bergen was spent working with the textual, visual and sonic materials produced by the participants to create an online dictionary.

Explore the website to see the results of the workshop.

Photo Courtesy of the organisation

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