Leyya Mona Tawil presented MALAYEEN.SPACE in the Net//Work Exhibition, 4 May - 7 June 2021.
MALAYEEN.SPACE operates in Chrome and Firefox.
MALAYEEN.SPACE is a gift exchange of song; constellations of lullabies, village lore, and battlecries transmitted to and from their origin. You are invited to sing into the stars. Your song will return, having traversed the modulations of time and place. Each exchange is uniquely yours. The audio transformations are governed by the distance (in km) between you and the location of your song’s origin, your distance in time to this place, and the song’s intent. An interactive experience in itself, Malayeen.Space also creates a community-generated sound archive of our diasporic imagination. This project is conceived and developed by Leyya Mona Tawil, in collaboration with Andrej Hrončo. It exists as part of Lime Rickey International’s Noise & Nation - an accumulation of transmissions that attend to migration, temporality and a post-border dream.
About Leyya Mona Tawil
Leyya Mona Tawil (Lime Rickey International) is an artist working with sound, performance, and hybrid transmissions. Tawil is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. Her 25-year record of performances have been presented in the US, Europe, Russia, and the Arab world. Tawil was the 2020 ISSUE Project Room Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow and a 2018 Saari Fellow (Finland). Her work has been commissioned by Abrons Arts Center (NYC), KONE Foundation (Helsinki), Pieter Performance (Los Angeles), and was nominated for a 2019 Bessie Award in Music. The work of Lime Rickey International slips between codes of fiction, concept and embodied action in a manner that challenges cultural legibility. Tawil transmits nomadic knowledge through distortions of sonic, digital and physical form in order to cue ways of future building.
About Andrej Hrončo
Andrej Hrončo (born 1977. Bratislava, Slovakia) is an audiovisual artist based in Oakland, California. Imbued with the aesthetics of Brutalism, processes of construction, life under restraint, and the sonorous releases of nature, audiovisual artist Hrončo explores internal spaces in externally created worlds of sound and light. His ongoing work consists of examinations of generative algorithms, stochastic processes, lighting interaction, sonification of imaginary landscapes, and pattern recognition rooted in the concept of modulating perception through context.
Net//Work Exhibition and Residency
The Net//Work Exhibition brought together the practices of Net//Work Residency artists Leyya Mona Tawil, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Uma Breakdown. From games to interactive audio, the exhibition will present these very different practices through the connections and reciprocity formed between the artists. Net//Work was a four-week residency 18 January - 14 February 2021 developed in partnership with British Council offering artists a period of reflection, research, practice, skills exchange and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies. Wysing worked with artists Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Uma Breakdown, Nikissi Serumaga and Leyya Mona Tawil with support from David Blandy. Digital Arts Studios joined with Golden Thread Gallery and Momentum Berlin to host Rita Adib, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tim Shaw and Maya Chowdhry. Artists took part in a programme of activities including peer-to-peer exchange, mentoring, group critiques and presentations.