2008-2009, De Sprong (cultural-community center), The Hague (NL)
Kulturaerobics was a project based on the collective experience of a series of aerobics classes at a community center in Den Haag as part of a state cultural integration project for immigrant women between 2008 and 2009. This project was a phenomenological exploration of the socio-political context through physical activity. Since many participants (myself included) had a very limited knowledge of the Dutch language, sharing the physical activity was the main medium of communication. Over a period of one year, each class was recorded secretly with a dictaphone using the same cassette over and over again. As a result, the recordings became tangibly more distorted as the year progressed. The documentation of Kulturaerobics includes a series of 20 1-hour audio recordings.
Kulturaerobics1 30.10.2008 [62min]
Kulturaerobics3 13.11.2008 [61min]