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Marwa Arsanios, “Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part IV”, 2022. Video Still

Marwa Arsanios, “Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part IV”, 2022. Video Still.

13.05.2024 76 MIN English
Son[i]a #401
Marwa Arsanios
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In this podcast, Lebanese artist, researcher, and filmmaker Marwa Arsanios unpacks the many conversational tactics embedded in her modes of working in the gaps between art and activism, in the intersection between ecological thinking, land struggles, and feminist politics. We talk about reading groups, the film object, solidarity as a practice, and using the art economy to bring communities and movements together.

In this podcast, Lebanese artist, researcher, and filmmaker Marwa Arsanios unpacks the many conversational tactics embedded in her modes of working in the gaps between art and activism, in the intersection between ecological thinking, land struggles, and feminist politics. We talk about reading groups, the film object, solidarity as a practice, and using the art economy to bring communities and movements together.

Son[i]a
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22.04.2024
97 MIN
English
Son[i]a #398
Yaiza Hernández Velázquez
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In this podcast, we sit down with transdisciplinary researcher and curator Yaiza Hernández to get to the heart of her deep-dive research into what she has coined Terminal Tourism. Drawing upon the long tradition of academic scholarship, but also from a situated perspective as a native from the Canary Islands, Yaiza unpacks the constellation of problems orbiting the travel industry, from environmental degradation to rampant gentrification and the subsequent disruption of local infrastructures, and a whole host of other socioeconomic inequalities.
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22.04.2024
87 MIN
English
Son[i]a #397
Open-weather
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In this two-voice podcast, researcher-designer Sophie Dyer and creative geographer Sasha Engelmann weave speculative storytelling through glitchy weather satellite transmissions in a dialogue tinged with the feminist meta-practices that run deep beneath their collective operations. Together, they talk about NOAA satellites, about building alliances and about weather literacy, occasionally interviewing each other as friends and guiding us through the generous network of feminist thinkers that informs their practice.

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The RWM Working Group Resumes its Spectral Explorations at BEK (Norway)
El Grup de Treball de RWM reactiva les seves exploracions espectrals a BEK (Noruega)
The RWM Working Group Resumes its Spectral Explorations at BEK (Norway)
Motivated by curiosity and dabbling in speculative conversations about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group has long been experimenting and playing with simple devices—such as antennas and sniffers—that make the surrounding electromagnetic spectrum audible. This shared practice has allowed the group to extend its internal dynamics beyond the radio space, generating synergies with other spaces through workshops and collective listening sessions. And it is about to be reactivated in an upcoming residency at BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts, Norway) as part of the Re-Imagine Europe: New Perspectives Project, with the support of the Creative Europe programme.

During the residency, members of the Working Group plan to deepen and expand their knowledge of making amateur electromagnetic pick-up devices. They will also organise antenna and sniffer workshops for young people and a group electromagnetic listening session, as well as sharing the collective learning practices acquired while cooking things up. Needless to say, this will all take place in collaboration and partnership with the host team at BEK, the art and new technology node in Bergen that will join us and act as a link with the local community.     
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10.09.2023
69 MIN
English
RADIOACTIVITY #7
Edwin van der Heide
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In this podcast, we talk with Edwin van der Heide about using radio as a way into the public, outside world, and about radio as a highly regulated space that sometimes resists experimentation. We discuss his early interest in short and medium wave radio and how it came to be expressed in these immersive, awe-inspiring installations, and we speculate about the production of meaning inherent in each of them.

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23.12.2021
114 MIN
English
OBJECTHOOD #8
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In previous episodes we have hinted at limits as an interesting feature of objects that are often fuzzy or vague, and therefore hard to outline. This time around, we take a radically different approach to limits. A much darker, urgent take on boundaries and edges, if you will. This is not so much about ontological boundaries, but rather about the dangers of looking at the world with no limits in mind. In dialogue with Andrea Ballestero and Chris Korda. Music by Jessica Ekomane.

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Ona Bros, listening and self-publishing live
Visual artist and researcher Ona Bros during our conversation
David Yubraham Sánchez rendered by Violeta Ospina
Notes from our conversation with mediator and cultural worker David Yubraham Sánchez
Drawing: Violeta Ospina
34.5 cm long, 120º angle
Ivonne Villamil, Rafael Socra, Blanca Pujas and Ignacio de Antonio setting up their antennas at the RWM Working Group workshop with Open-Weather
Photo: Gemma Planell
Intensive week at Willem Twee Studios
Keyboards, open tapes and synths of all kinds as part of the RWM Working Group residency at Willem Twee Studios (Den Bosch, the Netherlands).
A collaboration between Ràdio Web MACBA, Sonic Acts and Paradiso as part of New Perspectives for Action. A project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union
Photo: Albert Tarrats
RWM Working Group workshop with Open-Weather workshop
Just before the sighting of satellite NOAA-19 over Barcelona
Last recording session for 2023
Unpacking the Khamoosh community´s collective practices with Pantea Arman
Sasha Engelmann and Sophie Dyer introduce us to the secrets of the electromagnetic spectrum
RWM Working Group workshop with Open-Weather
A collaboration between Ràdio Web MACBA and Sonic Acts as part of New Perspectives for Action. A project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union.
Photo: Gemma Planell
Pantea’s recipe for the RWM Working Group
Shirini Nokhodchi, Iranian chickpea flour and cardamon biscuits
From listening to writing and publishing
First RWM Working Group session with Lumbung Press: both hoping to start a publication together
Photos: Ricardo Cárdenas and Violeta Ospina
Antenna-cutting diagram for the TEA workshop, Tenerife
RWM Working Group collective experiments in listening and learning about electromagnetic space
Thinking with spiders
Collective listening with Suely Rolnik
Photo: Teresa Tejada
Life lessons with activist Yaneth Valencia
Cooking up oralities, we share some Pandebonos and Yaneth Valencia’s recipe for 20 years as activist and founder of Lila Mujer, a healing and mutual support space for Afro-descendant women living with HIV in Cali, Colombia.
The "mutual nurturing of the arts", in conversation with Elvira Espejo Ayca
The Bolivian artist, documentary maker, poet, weaver and traditional storyteller in Aymara and Quechua, during our conversation.
Building possible future worlds with Françoise Vergès
From the economy of exhaustion and racial capitalism to the museum without objects.
"Process is necessary for transformation"
Verónica Lahitte’s notes from our conversation with philosopher and writer Andrea Soto Calderón
RWM Working Group meeting with José Luis Espejo
We explore curator and radio-buddy José Luis Espejo’s theory on the crucial role of whaling in increasing daylight hours and productivity. We’re wowed by our chat
Photos: Tiago Pina
Albert Tarrats in residence at Ina Grm (Paris)
Our sound library gets a boost from RWM Working Group member Albert Tarrats’s residency at Ina Grm (Paris).
Part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Garcia
Research
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25.10.2016
86 MIN
English
ON LISTENING #1
Thinking (through) the ear
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Can we think through listening? Seth-Kim Cohen, Christoph Cox, Julian Henriques, Casey O’Callaghan, Peter Szendy and Salomé Voegelin discuss why thinking should not be at odds with resonating…

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Artist and filmmaker, Shezad Dawood speaks with social and geopolitical anthropologist Mark Nuttall, whose work is embedded in circumpolar rural communities, tracing the entanglements between climate change, extractive industries and identity of place. They discuss the accumulated residues, ecological cosmologies and shifting futures that have emerged from the deepest corners of the oceans, the icy subsurface and geological entanglements of Greenland’s complex landscapes and the lives they hold. Creation myths, told by Greenlandic storyteller Maria Kreutzmann, bubble up from the dark depths of the ocean and rub up against dramatic changes in the landscape throughout the past century.

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Extra
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02.11.2023
84 MIN
Spanish
Son[i]a #385
Gabriel Chaile
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In this podcast, we talk to Gabriel Chaile about slowness as a space of resistance, about the austere and changing bodies of his functional sculptures, and about poverty, memory and oblivion. Following the rhythm of his own life, we travel from the shores of Tucumán to the centre of the contemporary art world and the international scene. And along the way, we discover and lay the first stones of his Centro Cultural Ambulante [Travelling Cultural Centre], which is not really a space but a beacon calling for an attitude to life and connection with others.

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Son[i]a Creative Commons DIWO Gabriel Chaile Sonic Acts
17.05.2023
35 MIN
English
Son[i]a #369. Sethembile Msezane
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We dig up some outtakes from our conversation with South African artist Sethembile Msezane, who riffs on our disconnection from nature. Movement, water, ancestry and spirituality also come up, along with some side notes on the different types of relationships that institutions and public space make possible.

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we are sound.
Radio Web MACBA (RWM) is an online radio project based at MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. A radio-beyond-radio that dwells in the folds and intersections of critical thinking, contemporary art, artistic research, activism, knowledge transfer, sound… and everything in between. We produce podcasts which can be listened to on demand, downloaded, and/or subscribed to. And we also publish essays, texts, and related documentation, on the verge of filecasting.
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