What does that mean: listening to the past? A Slightly Curving Place considers an archaeology of sound as a fundamental confrontation with the feeling that the past cannot be captured. The HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) will show this exhibition from 23 July 2020, accompanied by a digital discourse programme and a publication.
The exhibition’s title refers to an expression from Prakrit, which comes from the cosmology of Jainism: “Isipabbhar” refers to a special place above the sky where the firmament appears curved like a parasol. Here the souls of the perfect live in eternal solitude. They are separated from the rest of the cosmos …
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Bildunterschrift: A Slightly Curving Place, Banner view. Photo: Laura Fiorio/HKW