Anja Kanngieser - Mining the deep (cancelled)

Sat 24 Oct 2020 - 15:00 to 23:30
Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Pelt

Mining the Deep (2019) is a soundscape documentary weaving together stories about resistance to deep seabed mining in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. It brings voices from directly affected communities in the Duke of York Islands into dialogue with campaigners and government leaders, to powerfully evidence the contested nature of marine extractives and its impact on the ocean and the oceanic communities’ livelihoods. By capturing and recreating the atmosphere of life affected by mining through sound, Mining the Deep offers an intimate and rare insight into the new frontiers of development being fought by our neighbouring Oceanic communities.

Dr. Anja Kanngieser (AU) is a geographer and sound artist. Her audio work has been featured on Documenta 14 Radio, BBC 3, ABC Radio National, The Natural History Museum London, Arts Centre Melbourne, Radio del Museo Reina Sofía, Deutschland Radio and QAGOMA. She has facilitated sound events with Live Art Development Agency, Sound and Music and 2 Degrees Festival/Arts Admin. Anja’s work looks at the intersections of political economy and ecology, sound, listening and resistance; her current projects use oral testimony and field recordings to challenge ongoing colonial regimes of extraction, environmental racism and ecological disaster in Oceania. 

Joey Tau is the Extractive Industries Campaigner with the Pacific Network on Globalisation based in Suva, Fiji. His role covers campaigns and research of extractive industries in the Pacific and how investments of such are impacting Pacific people, communities, social and cultural lifestyles. Tau also works with national non-governmental organizations and community grassroots movements. He has a background in media and communications arts, and has worked as a senior journalist in mainstream media in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. 

Daniel Jenatsch is an artist and music producer from Narrm (Melbourne), Australia who makes multidisciplinary works that explore the interstices between affect and information. His work combines hyper-detailed soundscapes, music and video to create multi-media documentaries, installations, radio pieces and experimental opera. Through artistic research projects that focus on subjects of historical interest, his work looks at the social construction of subjectivity, with a concern for the way in which forms of knowledge and power constructs inform our social and mental ecologies. His works have been presented in Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the Athens Biennale, Nextwave Festival, etc.

Writing and production: Anja Kanngieser and Joey Tau | Sound design: Daniel Jenatsch | Narration: Anja Kanngieser and Pauline Vetuna | Interviews with Gary Juffa, Joey Tau, Merelyn Temakon, Paul Barker, Josephine Bolland, Delilah Samuel, Samuel Demas, James Bolland, Lydia Jacob, Philip Tokam, Rosa Koian, John Waiko, Ralph Regenvanu.

This sound documentary is part of the Listening Program curated by Dominik ‘t Jolle as part of the parcours program which takes place on saturday 24.10 at Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof and will be performed three times between 15:00 and 23:30.