Listening Session & Discussion with Zara Julius
Whatever You Throw at the Sea… Zara Julius
25 April, 7.00 pm
Zara Julius’ audio-visual installation Whatever You Throw at the Sea…
will be presented at Weltmuseum Wien, open to the public from 27 April.
Having critically engaged the collections of the Weltmuseum Wien during
a research residency in the summer of 2022, the project considers the
ways communities in Africa and the African diaspora have been at the
literal frontlines of both ecological and cultural pillaging. On April
25, the artist will host a shared listening of the sound
installation, which is otherwise only listenable on headphones
throughout the duration of the exhibition. This will be followed by a
brief discussion about her project and the process of developing the
work. Zara Julius’ residency and exhibition are part of the project
TAKING CARE – Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care.
The event is held in English.
Julius is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and vinyl selector
based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She practices from a working
methodology of ‘rapture’, and is concerned with the relationship between
performativity, frequency, concealment, and fugitivity in the settler
(post) colony, with a special focus on what we call the ‘Global South’.
Working with sound, video, performance, and objects, Zara Julius’
practice involves the collection, selection, collage, and creation of
archives (real, imagined, and embodied) through extensive research
projects. She is especially engaged in thinking through the internal
workings of the Black sonic, and how they might help us imagine new
futures, and experience different present(s).
She holds a BAHons in social anthropology from the University of Cape Town and a MAFA in Fine Art by Research and Practice from the University of the Witwatersrand. Zara has exhibited and presented her work across South Africa and internationally. www.zarajulius.com
Denise Palmieri is a performance artist, whose work
is rooted in visual art. Born 1986 in São Paulo, Brazil, she has been
living and working in Austria since 2012. The unfolding of body, voice
and ritual aspects forms a crucial part of her work. She uses art as a
means of communication to find and re-develop different languages. While
focussing on performance, she also works with installation,
photography, video and mixed media. Non-normative art is a statement
frequently found in her creations. She most recently appeared at brut in
the que_ring drama project – Dark Revolutions, episode R Arrrrmy alongside Naomi Rincon Gallardo and Sabine Marte.
Instagram: @depalmieri Twitter: @palmieridenise Facebook: @DenisePHO
TAKING CARE is co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Duration: 90 min.
Registration online (limited number of participants)
Meeting Point: WMW Forum