• Abdul Aziz Muhamat in Lorengau 2017
    Courtesy of Michael Green

  • 'How are you today?' Listening to the Manus Recording Project Collective

    Friday 19 Oct 2018, 6.00- 8.00pm

    What does waiting sound like? What does it mean to listen across vast distances, both political and geographical?

    Since July 24, six men – Farhad Bandesh, Behrouz Boochani, Samad Abdul, Shamindan Kanapathi, Kazem Kazemi and Abdul Aziz Muhamat – have been sending daily ten minute recordings to The Potter from Manus Island, where they have been for the last five years. They are, in effect, developing an archive of what it sounds like to live in limbo.

    At this event, we invite you to spend one hour of your time listening to recordings from this emerging archive – one from each man. In doing so, we ask: what does hearing tell us about what we don’t, or can’t, hear? What does listening demand of the body and what does patience require?

    Join Michael Green, André Dao and Jon Tjhia in the Eavesdropping exhibition space to hear more about the Manus Recording Project Collective.

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