10/24/14 - 1/4/15

Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator for Contemporary Art

In its US debut Angelica Mesiti’s Citizens Band unites four individuals from disparate cultures—Cameroon, Algeria, Mongolia, and Sudan—in a cinematic and immersive multi-channel video installation. The performers, situated in the large cosmopolitan cities of Paris, Sydney or Brisbane that have become their adopted homes, carry on the traditions of their birthplaces through personal and intimate forms of music. Transcending time and place, the video culminates in a powerful fifth piece of music that weaves together the four distinct expressions with the cacophonous background of the bustling cities.