Welcome to Kunstavond Radio! With commissioned audio work by local artists, interviews, behind the scene stories, and music. The Kunstavond Radio was envisioned as a different Kunstavond, a digital version of our Friday openings. Instead of you, our listeners and public, visiting us; we wanted to visit you! The 9 episodes are hosted by CBK Rotterdam, MAMA, V2_, WORM Rotterdam, Kunstinstituut Melly, and TENT Rotterdam.
Episode 8: TENT & MAMA
In the eighth Episode of Kunstavond Radio:
TENT presents: Geo Wyeth will perform an excerpt from their ongoing stank poetry stew, Muck Studies Dept. Spoken from the point of view of a fake city agent, whose job it is to wade through low lying waters in the Dutch landscape, ‘looking for stars out of what stinks.’
Visit TENT and Shimmer to see and hear more from the Muck Studies Dept.
MAMA presents a showcase of new design research and mixed media duo Liminal Vision (consisting of Sxmbra ["Sombra"] and nvisible studio), and in particular their worldbuilding project Zhouwei Network ["Djowey Network"]. The mix provides a glimpse into the three possible societies of the future: Dolphin Waves, Dragonfly and Project Gecko, and the "liminal realm" from which we can reflect on the collective and individual drives shaping the future.
Episode 7: CBK Rotterdam & WORM
In the seventh Episode of Kunstavond Radio:
WORM presents: In a conversation with curator Rae Parnell, podcaster and activist Mariam El Masloushi reveals more about her research around protest chants in the Netherlands and her artistic process during a May residency at WORM Pirate Bay.
In CBK Rotterdam's podcast series De Gedroomde Stad (The Dreamed City), Rotterdam artists sit down to talk about their favorite works in the city, the relationship to their own work, and are also asked about their dreams and desires for the city. In this fourth episode of De Gedroomde Stad, Jeanine van Berkel talks to artist Pendar Nabipour about his work and favorite artworks in Rotterdam.
Episode 9: Kunstinstituut Melly & V2_
In the ninth Episode of Kunstavond Radio:
In collaboration with artist Giovanni Maisto Ferreira and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Kunstinstituut Melly presents a two-part event around Touch’M, Ferreira’s short film. In this first part, our collective learning fellow Aqueene Wilson talks to Ferreira about his work, process, and how he maintains his well-being and mental health. After the talk, Touch’M will be officially premiered.
V2_ presents the third episode in a series of three, investigating the role of Radio as a medium for artistic expression and experimentation. In each episode, we invite an artist to share an artwork made for radio and then engage in an informal talk about how & why radio is a great medium for art. The artist for this edition is Mint Park.
Episode 6: Kunstinstituut Melly & V2_
In the sixth Episode of Kunstavond Radio:
For the sixth broadcast of Kunstblock Radio, Kunstinstituut Melly reflects on its new exhibition "84 steps". Collective Learning fellow Aqueene Wilson talks in this broadcast, in relation to the exhibition '84 steps' with singer / songwriter Kaoutar Gadir and Pricilla Motman, owner of MAWUMB about their relationship with Kunstinstituut Melly and their perspective and contribution to the definition of care, mental health and feminism.
V2_ presents the second episode in a series of three, investigating the role of Radio as a medium for artistic expression and experimentation. In each episode, we invite an artist to share an artwork made for radio and then engage in an informal talk about how & why radio is an great medium for art. The artist for this edition is Stephanie Pan.
Episode 5: TENT & MAMA
In the fifth Episode of Kunstavond Radio:
How do we want to live? What alternatives are there to dominant forms of ownership and market-driven housing policies, at a time when space is becoming scarcer and more expensive and citizens are being pushed out of their homes? Fucking Good Art is an editorial art project by Robert Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, which revolves around oral history, counterculture, self-organization, and DIT-do it together. With this 30-minute introduction, FGA will digitally open the exhibition at TENT!
In the past year, we have all learned some new vocabulary. From guilt-tripping, to gaslighting, from love bombing to blame-shifting, techniques of emotional manipulation became easily digestible in bite-sized social media posts and tik-tok videos. Popular culture from movies to music has been propagating what is now described as narcissistic behavior. This evening MAMA will chronicle your average toxic relationship through exploring some of these terms and their effects through popular music.
Episode 4: CBK Rotterdam & WORM
In the fourth Episode of Kunstavond Radio:
WORM Presents: The power of unheard voices | Endangered language and performance art. Featuring Rotterdam based Curator Nia Konstantinova & Artist Natalia Papaeva. Curator Nia Konstantinova invites Syberian Artist Natalia Papaeva for a talk. We will listen to 3 of Natalia's performances and have a conversation about the importance of language and soundscapes in her work. We will ask: What brought Natalia back to her endangered mother tongue Buryat? How reconnecting to her language has influenced her work? How does she use repetition and rhythm as conceptual tools? What are her techniques to influence the emotions of the viewer?
CBK Rotterdam presents the series De Gedroomde Stad. In this series, Rotterdam artists talk about their favorite work in the city, the relationship with their own work, and are also asked about their dreams and desires for the city.