We have communicated remotely with Dr. Maria Camilla de Palma, director of the Museum of World Cultures in Genova, Italy. In an exchange of emails, we asked her to choose and describe objects from the museum collection. With the material, we produced four collages that reflect on the multiple retranslation of the original data, probing at the cultural stratification of a narrative set in an institutional environment.
By extracting text excerpts from the director’s emails, we composed poetic and abstract sound pieces that can be accessed from a QR code situated on the back of the postcards. During the exhibition period, the visitors were invited to take the postcards with them.
Museum of World Cultures in Genova, IT, 2021
Collaboration with Emma Sandström, as part of the duo Emma & Conti