Nov 19, 2020

»Nepantlas #04 Fugitive Radio: Radiowalk Helsinki«

Online Event with Sumugan Sivanesan & Irina Mutt in the framework of »Nepantlas: Infrastructures for World-building«

Date: Nov 19, 2020, 14:00 Uhr




Curated by Daphne Dragona

Nepantlas #04 »Fugitive Radio: Radio Helsinki«
Sumugan Sivanesan & Irina Mutt

Curated by Daphne Dragona
November 19, 2020, 2–3:30 pm (CET)

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Guests of the fourth online edition of »Nepantlas« are Sumugan Sivanesan and Irina Mutt. Both run »Fugitive Radio« : an urban artistic research project on radio as a social practice, which is designed as a platform for migrant voices and experiences. »Radiowalk Helsinki« is a live radio fanzine developed as part of »Fugitive Radio« featuring the voice of Suva.

»Fugitive Radio« is an urban artistic-research project about radio as a social practice. It proposes to be a platform for migrant voices and experiences and is aligned with anticolonial trajectories. »Radiowalk Helsinki« is a live radio-fanzine that is developed as part of »Fugitive Radio«. As with Gloria Anzaldúa’s ideas about »mestiza«, it is an inclusive, accumulative and elastic structure, operating between thresholds as a way to embrace contradictions and ambiguity. It approaches the means and infrastructures of online radio as instruments of dispersal and play. Drawing on the ephemeral qualities of micropublishing and (online) performance, it employs strategies of replication, disruption and distribution.

»Radiowalk Helsinki« listens into urban environments and network processes, weaving through fragments of texture, text, voice and music. It links listening to haptic experiences of scrolling, browsing and clicking to accentuate experiences of migration, fugitivity, surveillance, precariousness and interdependence. For this special »Nepantlas« session, the audience will experience a »radio-fanzine« and explore how performance can become a means of publishing. Shifting across platforms and navigating collectively, »Radiowalk Helsinki« will examine the possibilities and impact of performative distribution when it comes to addressing urgent topics of our times.

»Fugitive Radio« is a project by Sumugan Sivanesan. In collaboration with Irina Mutt, and with broadcast gardening from Sophea Lerner, the project will evolve over the coming year across a series of workshops, productions, podcasts and events in Helsinki. »Fugitive Radio« is being developed in collaboration with Pixelache and is supported by the Kone Foundation. It will culminate as a series of live broadcasts/interventions at Pixelache Festival #Burn____, June 2021. 

Fugitive Radio broadcasts are supported by {openradio}, a platform for free independently produced live audio:

»Nepantlas« is an online program curated by Daphne Dragona. It focuses on projects that introduce social and technological infrastructures based on relationships of care, respect, and interdependence. Sumugan Sivanesan and Irina Mutt are the program’s fourth guests.

Akademie Schloss Solitude - »Nepantlas #04 Fugitive Radio: Radiowalk Helsinki«

»Fugitive Radio«


Prior registration is required to participate. More detailed instructions for the performance will be provided after the registration process.

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The anniversary activities of Akademie Schloss Solitude are supported by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Wüstenrot Stiftung.

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