back

tarek atoui

Loading...
image

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

 

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.
 

 

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

 

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

 

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

 

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.
 

installation view of scores, performances and solos of the dahlem sessions at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

installation view of scores, performances and solos of the dahlem sessions at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the performance space kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the performance space kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 3rd performance, in december 6th, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014 

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

the reverse sessions. horns of putin, 2014

wood, plastic strips, metal, compressed air

51.18 x 377.95 x 196.85 inches

instrument made by thierry madiot in paris, france between july and october 2014

the reverse sessions. l'orgue à clapets, 2014

wood, metal tubes, strings, compressed air

50.39 x 42.13 x 25.2 inches

instrument made by thiery madiot in paris, france between july and october 2014

the reverse sessions. the church organ koto, 2014

acrylic structure, organ pipes, strings, ducts

9.25 x 61.02 x 19.69 inches

instrument made by vincet martial in paris, france between june and october 2014.

image

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

 

image

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

image

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

image

the dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum berlin, may 2014

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

musicians: uriel barthelemi, andrea neuman, mazen kerbaj, charbel haber, carl ludwig Hubsch, burkhard beins, axel dorner

image

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.
 

 

image

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

 
image

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

 
image

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.

 
image

 solos of dahlem sessions at the dahlem museum, berlin 2014.

produced by the 8th berlin biennial, 2014.
 

image

installation view of scores, performances and solos of the dahlem sessions at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

installation view of scores, performances and solos of the dahlem sessions at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the performance space kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the performance space kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 3rd performance, in december 6th, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014 

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions, 2014

view of the 1st performance, in november 12, at kurimanzutto, mexico city 2014.

image

the reverse sessions. horns of putin, 2014

wood, plastic strips, metal, compressed air

51.18 x 377.95 x 196.85 inches

instrument made by thierry madiot in paris, france between july and october 2014

image

the reverse sessions. l'orgue à clapets, 2014

wood, metal tubes, strings, compressed air

50.39 x 42.13 x 25.2 inches

instrument made by thiery madiot in paris, france between july and october 2014

image

the reverse sessions. the church organ koto, 2014

acrylic structure, organ pipes, strings, ducts

9.25 x 61.02 x 19.69 inches

instrument made by vincet martial in paris, france between june and october 2014.

tarek atoui
* 1980, Lebanon

 

Tarek Atoui is an artist and electroacoustic composer working within the realm of sound performance. He engineers complex and inventive instruments as well as arranges and curates interventions, concerts, performances, and workshops. His practice often develops from extensive research into music history and instrumentation, revolving around large-scale, collaborative performances that explore new methods of production. At the core of his work is an ongoing reflection on the instrument and the act of performing as a multifaceted, open, and dynamic process. The performances he orchestrates are for the most part improvised, but are always grounded in a meticulous investigation of sound archives and collections. Education and social connection are integral aspects of Atoui’s projects as seen, for example, in his sustained exploration of the ways in which deaf people experience and perceive sound. Using custom-built electronic instruments and computers, Atoui references current social and political realities, revealing music and new technologies as powerful components of expression and identity.

 

Tarek Atoui was born in Lebanon in 1980 and moved to Paris in 1998 where he studied contemporary and electronic music at the French National Conservatory of Reims. As co-artistic director of the STEIM Studios, Amsterdam (2008), Atoui released his first solo album in the Mort Aux Vaches series for the label Staalplaat (Amsterdam/Berlin; 2006-07).

 

Recent productions and performances have taken place at the Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (2016); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Bois de Boulogne, France (2015); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); Norbergenfestival, Norbergen, Sweden (2013); Bik Van Der Pol, Utrecht, Belgium (2011); New Museum, New York (2010), Manarat Saadiyat, United Arab Emirates (2009); La Maison Rouge, Paris (2009) and the Today’s Art Festival, Amsterdam (2007). His most important exhibitions and commissions include: Art or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Ca' Corner della Regina, Venice, Italy (2014); Within, Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2013); La Suite, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2012); Metastable Circuit, la Lutherie and Dimis Reconnected, dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); Below 160, Salzburg Sommerszene Festival, Salzburg, Austria (2011); Un-drum 3, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (2010), among others.

 

Furthermore, his work has been part of biennials such as the Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco (2016); 8th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany (2014); 9th Biennale do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); the 9th and 11th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2009-2013). His pioneering youth workshop, Empty Cans, has been presented in France, Holland, Lebanon, Egypt, and in the United States, as part of his Museum as Hub residency at the New Museum in New York.

 

Tarek Atoui currently lives and works in Paris, France.