Warding Off | Monika Dorniak, KOOB & Anna Karpenko

With Monika Dorniak

What role does folklore play in our pluralised societies? The second episode of Warding Off intertwines traditional and experimental folkloristic music and poetry from Belarus, featuring contemporary artists KOOP, Masha Maria, Valzhyna Mort, and pagan whispers from Siarhei Leskiec.

In conversation with curator Anna Karpenko and musician KOOP, this show reflects on how folklore can provide a sense of belonging and function as a form of resistance when identities are attempted to be erased, as in the form of cultural genocides or forced integrations.

Introducing auditive psychosomatic rituals that are used in supporting resistance and healing, this hour introduces Slavic cultures that are freed from patriarchal and imperial forces.