The Ceremony 

Ancestral Body Noise x OyoUniverse


The first two episodes of this ancestral body noise podcast series were a window into the 6-week long ritual performance workshops. This episode archives the manifestation of the embodied memory exploration. 

What you hear are the pre-composed ancestral body noise soundscapes, and live sound making that accompanied a ritual that encompassed a plethora of functions: from safe mourning space, manifesting collective protection and healing, commiseration on the state of the people and the planet. Together, the ritual participants connected embodied memory with a collective, Afrotectopian system that honours our ancient sentient technology of our individual and collective ancestry.

The episode ends with an engaging Q&A after the performance, where the community in attendance asked the participants questions about the process. 

Ritual participants: Astaan Anais Meyer, Nane Kahle, Kerim Melik Becker, Jessica Korp, Beverley Kotawali, Exoce Kasango, Gugulethu Dumama Duma


* This project is part of Oyoun‘s curatorial focus “EMBODIED TEMPORALITIES”

The program sets to investigate the embodied memories and identities through diasporic and gender-critical perspectives. The body emerges as a changing relationship and at the same time unfolds as an ethical horizon and challenge for the (un)making of the self, identity, and belonging. “Embodied Temporalities’ will unravel the possibilities by the means of the language of art while exploring and diversifying collaborations through intersectional, anti-fascist, and decolonial perspectives.