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 << In moments of grief, crisis, or trauma, and in the time before and after, we need each other to lift up, honour, and hold space for our self-determination to remind each other of our worth and that none of us are disposable. In this first room, listen to Audre Lorde feminist, librarian, and civil rights activist, in mirror with an anonymous testimony about the impact of silence, the text of Salomé Voegelin about the sound of silence and the sound creation of Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova interviewing with Celeste Goulding, a social worker who works with homeless people. >>


GUEST ARTIST S1E1 | Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova


"ON ISOLATION" (29’23)

Synthesised sounds designed by John Broback.

Mixing by Magdalena J. Härtelova and John Broback.


Magdalena has interviewed last december 2021Celeste Goulding, a social worker based in Oregon, U.S.A. who works with homeless people visiting shelters, with shelter workers and volunteers, youth experiencing housing insecurities, and with housing hosts. In this sound creation, Magdalena and Celeste talk about not only the isolation of chronically homeless people but everybody. They trace an arc, deliberately constructed by the systemic violence of capitalism and individualism that points to the isolation pervading our lives. Celeste shares her experiences about working with and establishing severe weather shelters in rural Oregon and about the transformation out of prejudices and into cooperation that volunteers in such shelters undergo. 


You can find more about Celeste at If you want to support her work financially, you can donate via PayPal or Venmo at @oldegrowth2020. 


Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova is a curator and artist currently working between Berlin, Prague, and the Bay Area. She runs the Kottbusser Damm 68 apartment gallery in Berlin and is the curator at the Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, one half of the Mother Tongues Space project, co-founder of the music and art collective Bellies Berlin, and in addition to her art practice, she is part of two musical projects, lightbush and the Magda & the Aliens band. >> @mjhartelova

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