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Souk Machine

Leila Boutaam, Adrien Rouchaleou, Memona Boutaam in Clean Plate Society

Barrierefreier Zugang
29 June 2024 11:00–22:00 30 June 2024 11:00–19:00
Since 2022, the collective Clean Plate Society has been collecting the calls and songs of food market vendors, questioning their codes and practices across time and space and exploring the role of dialects, accents and immigrant voices in shaping languages.

As the soundscape of the “Souk” is threatened by gentrification and the devaluation of urban sounds as cultural or legislative nuisances, the project Souk Machine aims to recreate a universal market by bringing together the chants, rhythms and languages in sonic and occasionally visual creations.

We’ve always heard them, but now it’s time to listen.


Leila Boutaam, Adrien Rouchaleou, Memona Boutaam in Clean Plate Society

Clean Plate Society, founded in 2016 in Berlin, is a collective fostering cultural diversity through the universal language of food. Co-founders Leïla and Mémona Boutaam, rooted in Berlin Neukölln, initiate immersive events that promote inter-communal relationships such as the Ramadan Food Festival. Adrien Rouchaleou, based in Marseille, explores liberating expressions through participatory forms, emphasising sound creation in public spaces. Together they brings storytelling and auditory exploration to the forefront.


Hobrechtstrasse 54
12047 Berlin





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