MALAYEEN Voices by Leyya Mona Tawil
You are invited to sing your family, folk and homeland songs!
MALAYEEN Voices by artist-in-residence Leyya Mona Tawil is an interactive audio work that transforms your song based on your unique answers about time, origin, and subject of your diasporic experience.
Submit your song through the MALAYEEN.SPACE, or sign up for a guided session throughout the month of September!
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MALAYEEN Voices is an interactive digital project by Leyya Mona Tawil hosted during her residency at the Arab American National Museum, and structured through the MALAYEEN.SPACE.
MALAYEEN.SPACE was conceived/designed by Leyya Mona Tawil [Lime Rickey International] and developed in collaboration with Andrej Hrončo (code/design). It exists as part of Lime Rickey International’s Noise & Nation – an accumulation of transmissions that attend to migration, temporality and a post-border dream.
Leyya Mona Tawil [Lime Rickey International] is an artist working with sound, performance, and hybrid transmissions. Tawil is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. Her 25-year record of performances have been presented in the US, Europe, Russia, and the Arab world. She was the 2020 ISSUE Project Room Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow (NYC), 2018 Saari Fellow (FI), and was nominated for a 2019 Bessie Award in Music. Current year residencies include Net//Work @ Wysing Art Centre/British Council (UK), Sharjah Art Foundation, and the Arab American National Museum. She is the director of TAC Temescal Art Center in Oakland-CA, and founder of Arab.AMP – a platform supporting futurist art and ideas from the SWANA diaspora. The work of Lime Rickey International slips between codes of fiction, concept and embodied action in a manner that challenges cultural legibility. Tawil transmits nomadic knowledge through distortions of sonic, digital and physical form in order to cue ways of future building.
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