RWM

RWM is a radiophonic project from the MACBA website that explores the possibilities of the internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition.

The programs are available on demand, and as a podcast subscription.

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OMG RWM 10

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SPA Cuauhtémoc Medina talks about post-colonialism and fetishisation tactics, the status of museums in global networks and how to fight the battle for cultural complexity.

EXTRA

<ENG> Jacob Kirkegaard reflects on the importance of listening and argues that sound art can create purely sensory spaces.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Alvin Lucier that we were unable to include the first time around.

SPECIALS

Adrian Melis talks about contemporary Cuban art, about the usefulness of art, and about production systems, consumer goods, dreams, and paradoxes.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Natalie Jeremijenko that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

To coincide with Alvin Lucier's 85th birthday, we talk with Lucier about the need to listen carefully, and the role of space and technology in his work.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Lúa Coderch that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

In PROBES #18, Chris Cutler raises lowly percussion high and introduces us in the hyperreal world of hi-fi stereo, pure listening and exotica.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Toni Serra/Abu Ali that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Lúa Coderch talks about photographs of journeys into space, the imitation of the sounds of the landscape, the hidden work in her images, and about improvising shelters as a way of connecting to others.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Martí Anson that we were unable to include the first time around.

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Natalie Jeremijenko talks about learning by living together, about the vitality and shortcomings of the environmental struggles of the past, and about how to imagine our relationships with natural systems from this point on.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Iván Argote that we were unable to include the first time around.

SPECIALS

Martí Anson tells us about his childhood summers in La Garrotxa, his formative years, the art public, the limits of the museum and the transfers between reality and fiction.

CURATORIAL

In this new auxiliary Chris Cutler follows the gamelan, falls into further experiments with percussion and slides inexorably into exotic appropriation.

SON[I]A

Toni Serra/Abu Ali talks about trance, light, shadows, transitions, conditions of life and possibility, about seeing and concealing, about dreaming and unlearning. And about plants, of course.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Pascal Gielen that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

Chris Cutler traces how the gamelan collided with western notions of music and exotic percussion spread like a virus into every field.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Enric Farrés Duran that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Antoni Hervás talks about “expanded fanzines”, hold-ups, about his grandmother, mermaid theme parks, Hercules, photocopies, and about approaching play as a system of resistance.

EXTRA

We trace how the gamelan collided with Western notions of music and exotic percussion spread like a virus into every field.

SPECIALS

Iván Argotes uses such as video, photography, sculpture, performance, and installation to question the notion of heritage, and tests the events that govern our social, political, and private contexts.

EXTRA

In this document we share Jordi Ferreiro's preparatory notes on his personal research about ducational situations outside the norm.

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We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Manolo Laugillo that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

Chris Cutler wonders how far you can go with banjos, mandolins, balalaikas, jew’s harps and ensembles of folk instruments. And it’s pretty far.

SPECIALS

Dora García works on projects that tend towards infinite growth, resorting to practices such as invisible theatre, footnotes, and serendipitous exploration.

EXTRA

A conversation between Déborah Gros (Syntone) and Anna Ramos about Ràdio Web MACBA.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Angela Dimitrakaki that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Enric Farrés talks about collecting obsessively, the value of the ephemeral and the use of lies as a creative strategy.

CURATORIAL

In Chris Cutler's PROBES #16 banjos, mandolins, balalaikas and the jew’s harp are made to do unaccustomed and groundbreaking things.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Matt Mullican that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Angela Dimitrakaki talks about the new feminist critique, the limits of democracy, the wiles of post-capitalism, and the ambivalence of the commons.

RESEARCH

The brainchild of Nurse with Wound shares the main features of a collection that might help us understand the unorthodox nature of his own trajectory.

SON[I]A

Gigiotto Del Vecchio talks about some of the key aspects of The Living Theater: an attempt to break the fourth wall and promote ideas of anarcho-pacifism and liberalism around the world.

SPECIALS

Manolo Laguillo talks about his methods of working with large format cameras, about his walks in the city outskirts and the sensuality of prints on paper.

EXTRA

In PROBES #16, banjos, mandolins, balalaikas and the jew’s harp are made to do unaccustomed and groundbreaking things.

SON[I]A

Art sociologist Pascal Gielen talks about post-Fordism, neo-liberalism, autonomy, and mobility and about the paradoxes of community art.

CURATORIAL

In this new auxiliary, bagpipes, zithers, harmonicas and hurdy-gurdys do things they aren’t supposed to do in contexts in which they aren’t supposed to do them... rather brillantly.

SPECIALS

Nabil Ahmed, Arie Altena and Antye Greie-Ripatti go deep underground and underwater to explore the slippery materiality of untraceable objects.

SON[I]A

Jordi Ferreiro talks about educational situations outside the norm, affects and meaningful learning, and experimental systems of evaluation.

CURATORIAL

Anna Friz’s mix and text present a collage exploring the environment, morphology and taxonomy of the little people inside the radio.

SON[I]A

Bifo talks about mass killings in relation to cinema, mental health, neuroplasticity, friendship, irony and, ultimately, hope.

SPECIALS

Matt Mullican tells us about life on the other side of the mirror, explains different ways of handling a corpse, and talks about the mind’s endless capacity to create imaginary worlds.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Daniela Ortiz that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

In PROBES #15 we look at experimental uses of the more intractable folk instruments: bagpipes, hurdy gurdy and harmonica. Is nothing sacred?

SON[I]A

French philosopher Michel Feher talks about the neoliberal project and its repercussions on education and culture.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Jorge Ribalta that we were unable to include the first time around.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #15, curated by Chris Cutler.

SON[I]A

Luz Broto talks about invisible forces, the space of art, negotiation, the visualization of processes, the poetics of politics, the art of the void, and her exquisite capacity to stick her nose where it doesn’t belong.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Ignacio Uriarte that we were unable to include the first time around.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Francesc Ruiz that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

A detour to show how a collision of folk mechanisms, social upheaval, sound recording and electrification underpinned the growth of a new polyglot musical language, and a new aesthetic constituency.

EXTRA

Chris Cutler's PROBES #14 we take a detour to show how a collision of folk mechanisms, social upheaval, sound recording and electrification underpinned the growth of a new polyglot musical language, and a new aesthetic constituency.

SPECIALS

Daniela Ortiz and Xose Quiroga carry out artistic research and actions at points where colonial narratives collide with migration control systems and with the consensus that underpins the nation state.

EXTRA

A few words in memoriam of Don Joyce (February 9, 1944 – July 22, 2015).

SON[I]A

Ignacio Uriarte talks about the demise of the physical office, the persistence of his imaginary, and about procrastination and over-compliance with rules as two different forms of resistance to imposed efficiency and productivity.

SON[I]A

John Chowning talks about being a pioneer in a discipline at a time when using computers to generate music was a leap into the void between creative eccentricity and scientific adventure.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Eyal Weizman that we were unable to include the first time around.

SPECIALS

In his exploration of the speculative traces of comics as a cultural form, Francesc Ruiz calls up notions such as détournement, desire, fan culture, window, vignette, and counter-history.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Nanna Thylstrup that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

This new auxiliary by Chris Cutler digs into new sounds made with long-forgotten instruments.

SON[I]A

Serafín Álvarez talks about video games, the origins of his fixation on corridors as a fetish, and the use of digital media in contemporary art.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Alfons Borrell that we were unable to include the first time around.

SPECIALS

Jorge Ribalta talks about the intersections between artistic and social practices, and about the links between creation, pleasure, and knowledge.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Fatima El-Tayeb that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Nanna Thylstrup talks about the digitalisation of the archive and our digital shadow.

CURATORIAL

Chris Cutler's PROBES #13 tracks the recovery and reassignment of ancient and folk instruments in unfamiliar contexts.

EXTRA

A chronology of how the term 'radio' has been used until it became a shared notion and concept, recovered by Megan Prelinger.

SON[I]A

Roc Jiménez de Cisneros talks about EVOL’s very free deconstruction and reinterpretation of György Ligeti’s 'Continuum' and Hanne Darboven’s 'Opus 17A', and how these works relate to the duo's current artistic practice.

EXTRA

Chris Cutler explores folk roots/new routes: ancient and folk instruments re-imagined.

SPECIALS

Alfons Borrell takes us on a personal journey through his painting career, as he shares his ideas on art and life, memory and memories, nature and landscape.

SON[I]A

Megan Prelinger talks about ephemeral literature, the inner workings of the Prelinger Library and the possibility of looking at the world through the lens of everyday evidence.

CURATORIAL

Innate music, innate rhythms, universal grammar, YouTube-anthropology, vestigiality, rudiments, Swiss mercenaries, acid techno and other elemental forms of expression.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Clémentine Deliss that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Eyal Weizman talks about the basic principles of forensic architecture, its practical applications, and its links to the world of art and creation.

EXTRA

Transcript of Quim Pujol’s audio essay for OBJECTHOOD #3.

SON[I]A

Fatima El-Tayeb talks about the need to reassess Europe’s internalist narrative and the discourse of integration.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #12, curated by Chris Cutler.

SPECIALS

Anthropologist Martin Holbraad and artist and curator Quim Pujol discuss monsters, otherness, hybrids, agency and fetish.

CURATORIAL

In Chris Cutler's PROBES #12 harpsichords return from the dead; a spectre is haunting music: the harpsichord.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Kristine Khouri that we were unable to include the first time around.

SON[I]A

Clémentine Deliss, director of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, talks about about the possibility of a post-ethnographic and post-colonial museum.

SPECIALS

Using ephemeral materials, Carlos Bunga addresses a galaxy of complex notions such as fragility, transience, mutation, and accident.

CURATORIAL

This auxiliary by Chris Cutler listens to voices, mostly in groups, doing extraordinary things.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Sergi Aguilar that we were unable to include the first time around.

CURATORIAL

PROBES #11, by Chris Cutler, goes oral: everything your mother wouldn’t tell you about what people can do with their mouths, and a little bit of spit.

SON[I]A

Kristine Khouri talks about the traces of modernity in the Arab World, and about the changes that have been produced in, and in relation to, the postcolonial Arab narrative as a result of 9/11 and its global consequences.

SPECIALS

Catalan sculptor Sergi Aguilar offers us an overview of his artistic career and his working methods through an analysis of his works in the MACBA Collection.

SON[I]A

Rasha Salti shares her postcolonial analysis of artistic production in modernism, which favours new narratives about the former East and West.

SON[I]A

Sigalit Landau talks about her work and about the methodology she uses to develop her personal vision of the world.

SON[I]A

Georges Didi-Huberman talks about the problems regarding the way in which we see and interpret images.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Beatriz Preciado about Carol Rama that we were unable to include the first time around.

SPECIALS

David Crowley looks at Oskar Hansen's links to the twentieth-century Polish electroacoustic scene, and the role of the experimental radio studio in Warsaw at the time.

CURATORIAL

In this tenth instalment, Chris Cutler looks at the human voice and its aesthetic reinventions.

SON[I]A

Beatriz Preciado takes us on a discursive tour through Carol Rama's career.

EXTRA

We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Joan Fontcuberta that we were unable to include the first time around

SON[I]A

Alicia Kopf on her use of metaphors such as the inability to enter her house, conquering a summit, and the exploration of polar regions.

SPECIALS

Joan Fontcuberta talks about the processes by which photography is incorporated into the art world, about post-photography, and about his works in the MACBA Collection.

SPECIALS

Radio Tomate has gone down in history as one of the main players in the French free radio scene of the late sixties.

CURATORIAL

This mix by Chris Culter explores extended techniques for percussion and winds.

SON[I]A

Antonio Gagliano talks about his projects, his relationship to drawing and to mind maps, and about how to generate tools, protocols and blueprints that can help us to navigate the archives and repositories of our time.

CURATORIAL

We capture some of the infinite instances of voice and repetition in Eduard Escoffet's sound poetry collection.

SPECIALS

Franco Berardi remembers the days of Radio Alice, a legendary free radio in the seventies.

EXTRA

What is Radio Art? What are we doing? Ben Vida, Felix Kubin, Goodiepal, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jon Leidecker, Tetsuo Kogawa, Chris Cutler and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros answer these questions.

SON[I]A

The Argentine semiotician Walter Mignolo talks about the relation between the construction of history and the perspective of power, as imposed by the West.

CURATORIAL

In this ninth instalment, Chris Cutler investigates some extraordinary extended techniques for wind instruments and percussion and how they have been used.

SON[I]A

Xavier Rossell, restorer at MACBA, talks about the challenges and the peculiarities of contemporary art conservation, and discusses some specific examples of works from the MACBA Collection.

SON[I]A

Marek Tuszynski talks about how the power of information can help marginalised social actors to expose and possibly counter dominant narratives.

SPECIALS

Lawrence Abu Hamdan explores into the contemporary politics of listening and the role of the voice in law.

QUADERNS D'ÀUDIO

This essay addresses a number of concerns relevant to understanding the listening experience within art and everyday life.

SON[I]A

Quinsy Gario talks about the role of the activism in the Netherlands today, and about the relation between its performative nature and the boundaries of the museum.

SPECIALS

Jordi Colomer ponders the uses of writing, architecture and representation, and takes us through his works in the MACBA Collection.

SPECIALS

Artists Erick Beltrán and Florian Hecker discuss different theories about objects in relation to their respective artistic practices.

RESEARCH

Eric Isaacson, founder of Mississippi Records, presents a compilation that seeks to capture the magic of home recordings.

EXTRA

José Manuel Berenguer reflects on the concepts of soundscapes and field recordings, and discusses his recent practice.