Movement

It is tempting to think of religion as something fixed, as a series of practices that occurs in a specific location, community, or time. This collection of exhibits explores the audible ways religion moves, literally and figuratively: how believers processes down city streets in religious observance, for instance, or the ways immigrant communities transport and adapt their traditions to life in the United States. When we listen to religion, it becomes clear that the boundaries of communities are porous and that practitioners and their beliefs are highly mobile.

Celebration of the patron saint of Mexico in the Midwestern public soundscape

Joyous cacophony celebrating Santa Claus’ frightening Germanic counterpart
Tailored sonic outreach by mobile Christian ministries
Audible resistance to a travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries