The Malakow Tower of Zeche Hannover becomes a space-consuming sound installation that transforms voices from different communities in Bochum into a physically palpable listening experience.
From the middle of the 19th century, thousands of people from various parts of Europe moved to the Ruhr region and found employment in heavy industry, for example, at the Hanover mine. The workforce at that time consisted largely of Polish, Belgian, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, and Portuguese workers. The artist works with residents and newcomers from Bochum. In doing so, she illuminates the collective fears and visions that relate to ecological and economic transformation processes.
With Anastasia Osoianu (MD/DE), Bidisha Das (IND/DE), Gîvara Efrîn (SYR/DE), Mohamad Tamem (SYR/DE), Ralf Lambrecht (Bed/Ruhristan Medine), Shevan Tamo (SYR/DE), Su Dönmez (TR/DE).
Composed and recorded in Malakow Tower, LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Hannover in Bochum, January-March 2022.
Born 1980 in Krakow, Poland, Zorka Wollny lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her works function at the boundary between music and visual arts and are strictly related to architecture. She collaborates—in a director-like mode—with musicians, actors and dancers and every time with members of local communities too. Her works have been exhibited at the world's most prestigious contemporary art institutions and music festivals.