Azin Feizabadi


Drittwirkung von Grundrechten: Zwischen dem Rechtssubjekt »Ich« (natürliche Person) und dem Rechtssubjekt »Ich« (juristische Person)

2013, Sound installation

The sound piece vocalises cut-up excerpts from the Fundamental Rights of the German Constitution. The spoken words follow the melody of the classic Version of »Azan« and thus an assimilation process, in which the contents had been adjusted to the form, and the text to the aesthetics. The result iresonates five times a day, at the times of Islamic call for prayer, from the balcony of the Palais am Festungsgraben. The harmony or disharmony between the project’s two reference points opens up a wide range of associations which addresses recent debates on costitutional rights, legislation and demands for cultural multiplicity.

Azin Feizabadi, born 1982 in Iran, lives and works in Berlin. Exhibitions of his works a.o. at the 10th Sharjah Biennale (2011), the Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (2013), the Forum Expanded—Berlinale (2014), and the Museum Ostwall Dortmunder U (2014).