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Ayumi Pauls “Sounding Seeds” for the Beginning of Autumn

To get us in the mood for autumn, this year’s In House: Artist in Residence, Ayumi Paul, has developed a new sound work for her series of sound pieces created in attunement with the solstices and equinoxes of the year. Sounding Seeds is a sonic journey – embedded in breathing and vocal exercises – through the spheres that inspire Ayumi Paul’s The Singing Project. Following the rhythm of the earth’s yearly cycle around the sun, Sounding Seeds explores the myriad ways in how sound and song have been shaping our world.

Gruppe x Gropius Bau
Full Disclosure

Digital Talk Series

Gruppe and the Gropius Bau present Full Disclosure, a digital talk series about art, culture and society. In the third episode called Age of Agency, outreach coordinator Sophya Kallista Frohberg, dancer Michael John Harper, artists Richard Kennedy and Jenna Sutela as well as Lerato Dumse from the Inkanyiso collective share their thoughts on the body, art and soul.

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Richard Kennedy, Sophya Kallista Frohberg, Lerato Dumse, Jenna Sutela and Michael John Harper in a dark room

Ayumi Paul
The Singing Project

In House: Artist in Residence 2022

A violinist, composer and artist, Ayumi Paul’s work is anchored in a practice of listening. Her art departs from the intersections of sound, composition, and perception. As part of her residency at the Gropius Bau, Paul presents her participatory singing sculpture The Singing Project. The project unfolds through a series of workshop and as an open-ended practice that anyone can take back with them and activate anywhere, anytime. The Singing Project is one key materialisation of the Gropius Bau’s focus on practices of caring, repairing and healing.

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