some shadows left hanging* is a sound collage produced by STATIONS (Melissa Canbaz and Mihaela Chiriac) and Andreas Reihse. It was created as an extension and echo of the group exhibition Beads which took place between January 29th and March 12th, 2023 at STATIONS in Kreuzberg, Berlin, featuring works by Dorje de Burgh, Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Aleana Egan, Louise Hopkins, Seda Mimaroğlu, and Cecilia Szalkowicz.
The title of the exhibition, Beads, is borrowed from the educator, artist, writer and psychoanalyst Marion Milner (1900–1998). Milner first uses the term beads and bead memories in her book Eternity’s Sunrise: A Way of Keeping a Diary (1987). In Hugh Haughton’s summation of Eternity’s Sunrise, it is, he says; “a home-made, circling and collage-like record of a journey of self-exploration.” The beads or bead memories are used to describe a technique of remembering through objects and places. These meditations on lived experience are closer to a poetic language than to a logical one. They also evoke physicality; a continuum and a modular system. Haughton says: “When something becomes a ‘bead’, in other words, it can be fingered and stroked and reflected upon and moved from one place to another, long after the journey it is encountered on is over.”
some shadows left hanging is an hour-long collage of spoken word, music, and field recordings from Dublin, Berlin, Bucharest, Bremen, Istanbul, Morocco, Nice, New York, among others. The output is a collaboration, a passage, a stream of memory, a collection of beads. some shadows left hanging premiered on Cashmere radio on April 7, 2023.
With recordings by:
Dorje de Burgh
Samuel Laurence Cunnane
*The title is borrowed from Seda Mimaroğlu’s poetry book Love Songs.
Image: Aleana Egan, Helen’s Coats (2023)
Produced by STATIONS and Andreas Reihse, 2023.