“Re-Volution Sampler: A Participatory Archive of Revolutionary Songs” by Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath, Stina Hasse

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    Re-Volution Sampler: A Participatory Archive of Revolutionary Songs

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Artist Statement:

    One challenging issue of cultural institutions such as museums and libraries is offering their audiences access to their often extensive materials in engaging ways. This is specifically the case with time-based media such as audio recordings. The Re-volution Sampler installation aims to mitigate the challenge. It is an open, participatory, multilayered assemblage of personal memories, associations, and performances of political revolutionary sonic texts. The installation integrates playback and recording of revolutionary sonic texts such as protest songs, political speeches or poems and personal stories. Visitors are not only able to listen and receive but also to add, extend and comment. The installation builds an archive of sonic documents and audience responses to it, thereby creating a network of meaningful relations accumulating during the time of the installation period. Re-volution Sampler becomes a lively, meaningful, ongoing collection of the multiple personal and collective experiences of revolution people have and share across countries and cultures.