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tarek atoui in fridericianum, kassel

The Fridericianum presents Waters’ Witness, the first solo exhibition in Germany of the work of Tarek Atoui.  The show is based on Atoui’s ongoing project I/E, where the artist has been documenting the sounds of city ports, including Athens, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Porto, and Beirut, since 2015. Previously separate components of this research are brought together in Kassel, where audio recordings from different ports are combined with materials—marble blocks and steel girders—gathered from each site to form a single unit in the surrounding space. This arrangement is accompanied by Tables of Content, a group of works around which the central theme of participation in Atoui’s work coalesce.