As the spring of 2023 approaches, the collaboration emerges as a beacon of exploration, encouraging us to delve into the realms of origin, privilege, and the transformative power of collaborative artistry. With Berlin and Bandung as the backdrops, Sadissonanz sets out on a journey that seeks to not only question but also celebrate the myriad narratives woven into the fabric of creative collaborations. This journey invites you to join the discourse, resonate with the experiences, and contribute to the evolving narrative of artistic expression.
Under the umbrella of this compelling theme, Sadissonanz consisted of an empathy dinner and workshop in two cities Berlin, Germany and Bandung, Indonesia that employed a collaborative auto-ethnographic approach to explore the intersectionality of privileges. This exploration was a significant endeavour, made possible by the generous support of Musikfonds Berlin a crucial partner that shared our vision of amplifying underrepresented narratives. In addition to project, we were dedicated to formulating an artistic strategy that effectively communicated the insights garnered to the public. The project's output encompassed an interaction sound experiences, a multi-sensory exhibition, live music and artist talk at Goethe-Institut Bandung.
grau& is a sonic constellation composed of three remarkable artists: Ariel William Orah, Pia Achternkamp, and Maximilian Kupi. Since its formation in 2017, grau& has carved a unique niche in socially engaged sound art within cinematographic formats. The collective undertakes projects encompassing sound research, film music, sound installation, and performances that delve into current social issues and discourses.

Their insatiable curiosity for the "in-between" and their quest for anti-dualism in music, noise, tonality, atonality, structure, chaos, and the concrete and abstract are embodied in their name, grau& ("grau und," translating to "grey and" in English). This spirit resonates through their music, as they continuously explore the realms that exist between established boundaries.

While each member of grau& remains actively engaged in other musical endeavours, their friendship and shared passion for collaborative sound exploration keep them continuously connected. The sonic journey they undertake is a testament to their unyielding dedication to pushing the boundaries of sound art and resonating with the world around them. →
Irvandy Syafruddin stands as a Berlin based visual artist whose work transcends cultural and artistic boundaries. Drawing inspiration from the intricacies of identity, migration, and privilege, his creations navigate complex themes with a remarkable blend of creativity and thought-provoking concepts.

Hailing from Indonesia and currently residing in Germany, Irvandy infuses his art with the rich tapestry of his diverse experiences. His visual narratives often serve as a bridge between different worlds, inviting viewers to ponder upon the intersections of origin, privilege, interaction and collaboration.

From thought-provoking installations to captivating visual storytelling, Irvandy's creations evoke emotions and connections, transcending language barriers. His art amplifies the collaborative project, Sadissonanz, by adding layers of depth through his design-focused narrative. As a contributor to the project, Irvandy Syafruddin exemplifies the power of visual art to catalyse dialogues, fostering understanding and igniting discussions on these profound topics.

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Project application


Project kick-off


Open call invitation
for Empathy Supper I


Empathy Supper I,


Empathy Supper II, Bandung
Exhibition at Grey
Talk at Goethe-Institut


Project report
for Musikfonds


Summer break


Project website


Project website public launch
End of project