Anna Bromley

Newly conceived 1971, DE
Detail from Transistorradiosargverstaerker, 2020. © Anna Bromley, Photo © Sandy Volz
Footnote from the series: Laugh of the Hyposubject Collaboration with Brandon LaBelle, 2017. © Anna Bromley / Savvy Contemporary, Photo © Sandy Volz


A series of radiophonic walks and conversations by Anna Bromley

featuring Genc Salihu, Kaltrina Krasniqi, Toton Pllana, Alisa Maliqi and Shkëlzen Maliqi plus Sihana Klisurica of Shtatëmbëdhjetë, Bajram Kafu Kinolli, the Jusuf Gërvalla Cinema and Arba Hatashi, Vullnet Krasniqi, Miljana Dunderin, Dardan Zhegrova, Qerkica Rexhepi (in order of appearance) and accompanying drawings by Michael Fesca.

Based on the exchange and first recordings with Andrrat Moderne (Nita Deda & Rina Meta), Arianit Abdyli, Dren Berishaj, Aurora Birlibaj, Baton Domi, Blend Bytyqi, Arbnor Dragaj, Merita Dragaj, Fadil Dragaj, Driton Gusia, Rudina Hasimja, Lulzim Hoti, Blerta Ismaili, Roni Idrizaj, Ajete Kërqeli, Anna Kolukaj, Rreze Kurteshi, Simon Kurti, Rozafë Maliqi, Atdhe Mulla, Miranda Mehmeti, Agnes Nokshiqi, Brilant Pireva, Jeta Rexha, Vesa Sahaçiu,Toska Salihu, Alketa Sylaj, Lola Sylaj and Nita Zeqiri


Drawing from her on-site research on current (re)appropriations of spaces, herstories, technologies, documents and vegetables, Anna Bromley engages her interlocutors in memories, tirades, reflections and speculations.

In the process, she is sent from one person to the next and features an arthouse filmmaker, a cinema and its young film festival director, two musicians and a sound engineer, a philosopher who, by chance, curated an implausible exhibition just before the war, whose archival traces are being taken care of by the next generation today, a stage designer, who became a gallerist during the repression, a fierce cultural journalist and his garden, an artist who befriends a Serbian-speaking mining town, a story-woven project space which is now a parking lot, and the 1980s adolescent years of a trans woman and her companion.

Talking, giggling, munching and getting lost, they go to the village, to the cinema or to the much-loved restaurant Tiffany, plunging themselves into the past and the translation app.

A radio drama serves as the prelude to nine sonic portraits: seven of human beings, and two of spaces. Beginning with her own teenage years in East Berlin, which was conforming to a so-called West, the artist interweaves micro-stories from Kosovo that reveal the effects of identity politics on lived lives.

For her essay-like storytelling, she distorts original sounds from archival recordings and fuses them into electroacoustic compositions. In words and sound, she imagines a hypothetical future that could be fed by the dreamed lives of the voices she has recalled.


Through process-based, hybrid methods including recording oral histories, modifying found sounds, reenacting protest speeches retrieved from various archives, Anna Bromley examines representational modes of speaking and talking. Her installation work links drawings, photographs, and essays, intertwining them with public readings and audio pieces.

Her works have been shown most recently at beuys2021 | beuysradio, at the Academy of the Arts of the World Cologne, at documenta14 in Kassel, at the 23rd Triennale di Milano, at the 2nd Architecture Biennale in Tbilisi, at Bärenzwinger, nGbK, HKW, and SAVVY Contemporary, all in Berlin.


Scientific and artistic research consultant, accompanying drawings: Michael Fesca

Producer and research coordination: Donjetë Murati

Copy-editing: Lily Bromley

Mobile audio recordings and electro acoustic sound collages by Anna Bromley

The frame narrative was recorded at BBK Media Workshop Berlin.

Editing and audio postproduction: Michael Fesca and Anna Bromley

Concept, texts, and direction: Anna Bromley, 2022

Commissioned by Manifesta 14 Prishtina


Artistic Intervention

Artistic Intervention – Anna Bromley

22.07 → 30.10.2022 12.00-00.00
Centre for Narrative Practice



Radio Otherwise Launching  

01.09.2022 10.00-20.00
Centre for Narrative Practice


A voice exists in voicing by Anna Bromley 

01.09.2022 10.00-20.00
Centre for Narrative Practice


Shake the syntax! A tale of borrowed voices – Performative Reading by Anna Bromley

23.07.2022 16.00-17.00
National Gallery of Kosovo


Assembling voices, podcast workshop with Anna Bromley

30 → 31.07.2022 11.00-15.00
Centre for Narrative Practice