Autumn, Friday night. Bremen, I walk through a tunnel where the sound of different parties envelops me. It’s 07.09.2349 and we’re in AmaSoñar, Guillerrrrmo’s set plays like the way she bops. High in musicality, infinitely danceable. I stay for the set that begins and ends on the hot, humid day. I walk on and it’s Teknyahururu, 12.12.2349. Makossiri’s beats and rhythm are relentless like the waterfall behind her. It’s daytime and yet the set ends. I walk on and it’s now Geomanta, 15.08.2531. Kaleekarma’s set is the come down I need as the party continues. Bringing my body and its surrounding to an equilibrium. Frictionless amidst the light of the morning easy.
Does time change in the forever-summers (or is it tropical)? In another tropics, Chooc Ly, Nadi and mellowdramatics tell me what it means to have a New and Old Tropics in their mono-climatic world. Regaling me with tales of inter-tropical travel and the “mixing” together of different cultures intensified by climate diasporas. Tales and tunes weave through time like the seasonal monsoons of the tropics.
I zip up my jacket as I emerge from the tunnel. I step towards winter in the morning-night awaiting the futures’ happening.
wherenow foreversummers presents the works Warm Fronts and Monsoon Sessions #1 by Kent Chan. The exhibition presents a series of posters, DJ sets and video that draws from his collaborations with DJs both of the tropics and of tropical descent. Together they speaks not of the present but foretells a radical tropical future to come. A sonic and solar alliance built not only upon their distanced shared histories, but the potentiality and connectivity of heat.
Kent Chan: Warm Fronts, 2022
Within the poster frame series “Re-Framing“
Sa, 08.10., 3-6 pm
“Re-Framing” is made possible with the kind support of Kultur.Gemeinschaften, the joint funding program for digital content production in cultural institutions of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and the Cultural Foundation of the Federal States.
Kent Chan is supportet by Mondriaan Funds and Singapore Arts Council.