Hannan Jones
2022 How do we hold on? ( sound ) previous project next project

Field recordings of Marseilles' Noailles neighbourhood provide a fragmented foundation to consider connections of self, community, and historical migration routes.

A diary-like composition that leans into the experience of the diaspora and brings to attention chaos in a distant yet familiar environment.

Elongated murmurs, fragments of sidewalk hustling, and live busking are stitched together overlaid with live prose. Spoken in English, acknowledging the varied degrees of diasporic experience and displacement; a polyphonic gesture towards fractured individuals and communities.

Commissioned in 2022 for The Common Guild Roundtable Conversation in response to Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s exhibition 'May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth’.

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