Meydan #2 Friday

Location: Nordstadtpark, Gloria-Kino Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Boreal

Ticket: No exhibition ticket needed

The three Meydan Weekends happen on July 8–10, August 12–14, and September 9–11, 2022.

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From August 12 to 14, 2022, Meydan #2, in cooperation with the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Kassel, offers a music program, a flea market, a program by lumbung film, conversations, and workshops. Meydan #2 also includes gatherings with Composting Knowledge, an ongoing experimental network for knowledge production, initiated by ruruHaus in Kassel.

As part of Meydan, the grand opening of the 24th Kasseler Weltmusikfestival takes place at Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Boreal, and Nordstadtpark.

Meydan in Urdu, Fārsi, Ukrainian, Turkish and Arabic refers to an accessible common space in a city, such as a square or public park, where people come together. It’s an accessible space for having assemblies to discuss, to dissent, and to celebrate.

Program in Nordstadtpark

2–3 pm
MarSoe (iramamama)
3–4 pm
Ji (Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture)
4–5 pm
Longsoria (Jatiwangi Art Factory)
5–6 pm
Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band
7–8 pm
La Nefera
9–10 pm

Programm in Boreal

3–5 pm
Student forum conversation
6–7 pm and 8–9 pm
Eigenklang DJ

Programm at Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

11 pm–12 am
MarSoe (iramamama)
12–1 am
Ji (Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture)
1–2.30 am
Firas Hamdan (aka. 7awi)
2.30–4 am
Guedra Guedra

Program at Gloria-Kino

lumbung Film: GDR International #1 at Gloria-Kino

Responding to the remarkable presence of archives as residues of parallel histories and networks of solidarity at documenta fifteen, GDR International reflects on how the internationalist agenda of Socialist East Germany (German Democratic Republic) affected the country’s film production and film politics.

7–10 pm
  • Where Once Sat Kings, dir. Peter Ulbrich, GDR 1957, 9 min, 35mm, German with English subtitles
  • The Fishermen From Vinh-moc, dir. Peter Ulbrich, GDR 1958, 17 min, 35mm, German with English subtitles
  • Think of My Country, dir. Peter Ulbrich, GDR 1966, 19 min, 35mm, German with English subtitles
More information on the film program


MarSoe of iramamama from Indonesia vibes differently through your parents’ eras and bends genres—from Asian quirkiness to Western bum shakin’ tunes.

Jiradej Meemalai (Ji) is an interdisciplinary artist and curator, born and currently living and working in Ratchaburi, Thailand. He co-founded Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, a non-profit artist-run initiative. Baan Noorg runs off-school art and cultural, artist in residency, curatorial, and interdisciplinary exchange programs for the Nongpo community in Ratchaburi and cooperates with global networks. Baan Noorg collective is one of the lumbung artists at documenta fifteen.

Longsoria (Jatiwangi Art Factory) was born and raised in a transportation crossroads area on the Javanese north coast route called Pantura. The local songs evolve into everyday soundscapes that serve as references for Longsoria’s musical exploration and experimentation. At documenta fifteen, Longsoria will showcase songs from Pantura as a musically packaged representation of the landscape.

Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band was founded in 2002 by Khun Narin (also known simply as Rin) and includes a rotation of members across generations. The band always performs in orange motorcycle taxi vest uniforms that symbolize the working class people whose majority is from Esarn where Molam music originates.

In rapper La Nefera’s music Latin American rhythms meet hip hop and electronic sounds. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, this artist committed to a wide range of issues now lives in Basel.

The inventive duo of brothers Hasan and Rami Nakhleh, called TootArd, returns with an infectious re-imagining of their sound. Jammed full of pop hooks and quarter-tone melodic lines, Migrant Birds unleashes a disco whirlwind that pays homage to the west Asian dancefloor scenes. Retro funky meets hi-sheen contemporary.

Abdellah M. Hassak makes dance music based on powerful rhythms and field recordings of both traditional tunes and natural sounds. As Guedra Guedra, he explores the nomadic tribal cultures of North and West Africa, tracing the tracks from thousands of years of migration to crossroads of traditions where the continent’s music blossomed.

Firas Hamdam (a.k.a. 7awi) was born in Kuwait to a Levantine family and currently lives in Tunis. Since 2017, his research-based show Cabaret, took the form of an ongoing series of live, casual, and thematic performances addressing questions of identity, collective memory, and existence. Cabaret is a melange of Chaabi tunes found around the Arab world. 7awi performed Cabaret in Marrakesh, Tangier, Tunis, Beirut, and Amman.


Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Boreal

Nordstadtpark, 34127 Kassel


Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 3, 34117 Kassel



Location: Nordstadtpark, Gloria-Kino Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Boreal

The three Meydan Weekends happen on July 8–10, August 12–14, and September 9–11, 2022.

Download full program

Ticket: No exhibition ticket needed



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