Lawrence Abu Hamdan group [email protected] Gallery
September 25, 2020
My only weapon is listening. Listening, in which the power of silence meets the potential of attention to the audible layers. Listening, which is able to reveal what extends beyond the visible layers and to perceive sounds and voices that are masked, hardly accessible or silenced. The leaking noise of suppressed gunshots and beatings, the barely detectable rumbling of violence, of abuses of power and of distorted facts as well as sounds that resist the limiting force of walls or fences. Trafó Gallery provides space for these sounds and for a kind of attention that is focused on the underlying layers that filter through surfaces. It is this kind of attention that distinguishes hearing from listening, sounds from undertones, and that leaves room for concealed truths and hidden intentions and tunes in to the vibrations of subdues sounds and silences.