On Saturday Nov 27 2021, DAS Research co-hosted the event, Radio Silence: a symposium in the form of a community radio broadcast, co-curated by the Lector, DAS associate researcher, Rajni Shah and curator Astrid Korporaal in collaboration with the Frames of Representation festival at the ICA, London.
More than 80 people took part in the event either online or at live gatherings held in parallel at DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam and the ICA in London.
Radio Silence brought together intimate and informal contributions from artists, thinkers, activists and healers through a film screening and listening event that are all about slowing down and being-with.
Audiences watched Tío Yim (2019) by Zapotec director Luna Marán before listening to the broadcast which included contributions from DAS students and alumni alongside other international artists: Alexa Mardon, Alexandrina Hemsley & Seke Chimutengwende, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Fili 周 Gibbons, Khairani Barokka, Nahuel Cano, Omikemi, Paula Montecinos, Rajni Shah, Reza Mirabi, Sheila Ghelani, Raju Rage, and Venuri Perera.
The broadcast included writing, music, found sound, and personal reflections, meandering through stories of family, grief, hedges, water, snakes, protest, futures, ghosts, and other worlds.
Radio Silence was produced in partnership with DAS associate researcher, Rajni Shah, and with Fili 周 Gibbons as part of the project ‘Performance Philosophy and Animals: towards a radical equality’ led by the Lector, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca. The Amsterdam gathering was produced by Marilixe Beernink and Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, hosted by Paula Montecinos. The London gathering was produced by Astrid Korporaal and co-hosted by Sheila Ghelani.
Read an interview with Rajni Shah.
The event follows on from the "how to think" podcast series led by Rajni in collaboration with the Lector