Drum Listens to Heart
An exhibition in three parts
Part I: September 1 – October 15, 2022
Part II: November 9 – December 17, 2022
Part III: January 17 – March 4, 2023
Drum Listens to Heart weaves different forms of percussion together — physical and socio–political, literal and metaphorical — and juxtaposes instances of impact and vibration with forms of control, emancipation, and community–building. It offers a framework and a vocabulary that binds art and politics to each other in percussive ways.
As a physical exhibition, Drum Listens to Heart takes on an unusual but relevant form: it is divided into three successive and separate parts that come together to form the exhibition as a whole.
These three sections form the exhibition’s polyrhythm, its pattern of beats and breaks, its moments of intensity and moments of rest — its music. Visitors only ever encounter a fragment of the exhibition as its layers build up gradually, over time. Like a heartbeat, the exhibition stays alive by always staying in motion.