SAVVY Funk
Berlin, Germany

JUN
17–
JUL
8
broadcasting 24 hours daily

Daily broadcasting program on: deutschlandfunkkultur.de/documenta-radio
Open Gallery and Radio Studio daily from 9 am–midnight: SAVVY Contemporary, Plantagenstrasse 31, 13347 Berlin
Frequencies: FM 103.0 MHz in Berlin, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel, SW 15560 kHz, and all over the world on documenta14.de


While eight radio stations in the program are existing structures, the German iteration is a new station started from scratch in Berlin—SAVVY Funk. For SAVVY Funk, artists are invited to take over a 24-hour radio program providing news, weather, and other programs, such as Unpacking Sonic Migration, Listen to the Other - disEmbodied Voices - Hybridized Techno, Saout Africa(s), and Piratensender. Participating artists collaborate with students from the Class for Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, led by Prof. Nathalie Singer and Martin Hirsch, to prepare and operate the radio program. Prof. Nathalie Singer and her team are also contributing a reading and listening room at SAVVY Contemporary, where visitors can experience and reflect on radio in the making.


SAVVY FUNK SHOWS

  • different time different place different pitch
    Dani Gal & Achim Lengerer

    Dani Gal and Achim Lengerer work with sound documents such as speeches, political and personal statements, and other soundtracks that document and constructed current history. They conceptualize the radio medium as a pure acoustic instrument. The listener is unable to verify the source of the sound, and therefore his or her experience is shaped both by a specific political view and the manipulation of the broadcasters.

    For SAVVY Funk Gal and Lengerer produce a series of programs that focus on political/historical events shaped by acoustic aspects as well as sound documents of major political significance.

    The lack of a visual component, which is inherent to the definition of acousmatics, attempts to challenge the construction of history through media in times of constant live video and photo feeds.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 15:00–16:00 (UTC+2)

  • Early Birds
    Produced and presented by Konrad Behr, Jennifer Fuchs, Jan Glöckner, Martin Hirsch, Grit Lieder, Johann Mittmann, Janine Müller, Benjamin Serdani, Corinna Thamm, Josephine Tiede, Severin Schenkel, Andreas von Stosch, and Markus Westphal

    They are tuning in and on, but never off: the students of Bauhaus-University Weimar. Microphone in hand, experimental radio art on their mind, they are on the prowl for Every Time A Ear di Soun. As part of SAVVY Funk they are presenting their latest catch: Twenty two chirping pieces of radio art, every day between 7 and 8 am. After that, the students go to sleep. It is up to you to decide who’s adorning themselves with borrowed plumes, because these Early Birds are vying for attention by all means necessary: Their repertoire includes layered field recordings, gems from the archive, soundscapes and synthetic sources.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 7:00–8:00 (UTC+2)


  • Embrace - A Nástio Mosquito recipe
    Nástio Mosquito
    Segment Collaborations: Aline Frazão and Kalaf Epalanga

    Negro, Nigger, bottom feeder
    Healer, killer, Lil’ Biller Bob Lee with the axe lover bleeder
    Builder
    White trash, fasc(ist), lash on
    White king and queen unbreakable stumble
    Humble
    - Humble up Negro, Nigger. Humble up, and be Purple!!
    - Shiiiiiiiiit … you got clock but not time. I will find Purple … and you will feel, your kids will know.
    You we them with us within cake bake cookies and milk, honey
    Funny …
    It will not always be funny; it will not always be consequent. This radio show is unruly behavior put to use, favoring the brutality of human limitations.
    One. Two. Three. One Hundred.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 16:10–16:30 (UTC+2)


  • Emergency
    Tim Etchells
    with Aisha Orazbayeva and Uriel Barthélémi

    Etchells and collaborators stage a durational intervention on the theme of emergency, which comprises prerecorded segments and extended live improvisation combining voice (Etchells), violin (Orazbayeva), and percussion (Barthélémi).

    Initially based on a set of simple utterances taken from the theme of emergency (in numerous inflections and contexts), Etchells uses techniques of looping/repeating, varying and shifting emphasis and inflection, and crosscutting to fragment and explore language, while entering into dialogue with his collaborators Orazbayeva and Barthélémi, whose work both supports and at times cancels out Etchells’ language. Emergency explores the space between the semantic use of language and its more musical, textural, sonic properties. It is based on a continuous process of shifting between registers—creating, disintegrating and re-inventing meaning.

    One-day intervention

  • Intermission Transmission Temporal
    Leo Asemota

    An eclectic series of broadcasts enthusiastic about the curatorial activity of documenta 14. Its content and form are being composed daily.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 16:30–17:10 (UTC+2)

  • Laugh of the Hyposubject
    Brandon LaBelle & Anna Bromley

    The radio program sets out to trace and document contemporary hyposubjects. Hyposubjects appear as multiphasic, nomadic not-yets, as manifold becomings and bricolages. As such, they figure communities of dissent, resistance, and resilience, which circumvent the directives of technocrats and paternalists. By unsettling the anthropocentric relations between bodies and things, they offer transhumanist views on togetherness. As squatters of our “post-factual” present, hyposubjects are imagined as beings intoxicated with sleeplessness and shameless desires, constructing new states of imaginaries from planetary commons.

    What types of practices do hyposubjects perform? How might we transmit their entangled, shy, and self-empowering articulations? And might we hear the laughter of hyposubjects as they exit the dominant?

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 9:30–10:00 (UTC+2)

  • Listen to the Other – disEmbodied Voices – Hybridized Techno
    AGF (Antye Greie-Ripatti)

    AGF (Antye Greie-Ripatti) presents a blend of audio related to the fol­lowing topics: ancient voice practices, sonic wilderness, hybrid ecology, music and sound from war zones, voice and gender, voice and protest, the amplification of resistance, noise experiments, critical club, rap and underground pop music, nonhuman sound worlds, hidden voices off-the-west, animal voices, mycelium and the sound of matter, sound of elec­tricity, sound and privilege, and more. There will be talk, thoughts, poems, and guests—and perhaps even some collective screaming and chanting.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 22:00–24:00 (UTC+2)

  • Me & My Rhythm Box
    Felix Kubin

    Music instruments: old and new, quiet and loud, self-built and refashioned, acoustic and electronic, analogue and digital, possible and impossible. How are they played? Who plays them? And why don’t they play on their own?

    This broadcast focuses entirely on the instrument and its expanded artistic applications. The possibilities of resonance and vibrating bodies are taken to fantastical dimensions that include the chorus of the nerves, the rhythmic alignment of movement in traffic, and the tuning of cosmic background radiation!

    In this context guests from the fields of music, art, science, and instrument-making are inviting to explain (live) their relationships to their own instruments through sample sounds, brief concerts, and conversations.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 17:10–18:00 (UTC+2)

  • Missy Listening or Sonic Women Looking for the Perfect Sound – The Radio Magazine for Pop, Politics, and Feminism
    Missy Magazine (Gina D’Orio & Margarita Tsomou)

    Using the style, politics, and opinion of Missy Magazine as a starting point, the final twelve-hour SAVVY Funk broadcast is being presented by Missy staff on July 8. The focus is on female musicians, sound artists, radio dramas, radio features, and readings, traversing themes including pop and sexuality, resistance and herstory, and racial and sexual critique.

    The broadcast format is that of a “radio magazine,” which combines various genres. The program ranges from interviews with feminist icons and (pop)musicians to the transmission of historic feminist political speeches and readings of feminist literature, sound experiments, and legendary female sonic art. It constantly returns to the question of what the queer-feminist approach might sound like, and in doing so, highlight female and queer music from all eras. Two moderators guide the program: Margarita Tsomou, editor of Missy Magazine, and Berlin-based musician Gina D’Orio (Cobra Killer).

    Broadcasting July 8, 3:00 am–July 9, 3:00 am (UTC+2)

  • Multiverse Crosstalk Radio
    Alberto de Campo, Hannes Hoelzl & Magdaléna Kobzová

    The current flood of post-factualisms, from conspiracy theories to “alternative facts” and fake news (produced by individuals, institutions, and states), can be explained scientifically when we assume that a) Hugh Everett’s theory of multiple universes is not only mathematically but also literally true; and that b) these universes are not fully independent of each other, but forms of crosstalk between them are possible. In an attempt to illuminate the possible nature of the originating universe(s), Multiverse Crosstalk Radio captures, collects, and recasts such random transmissions from Elsewhere by scientific means, such as advanced data sonification techniques and context-reconstructions that draw on multiverse theory and radical constructivism.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 11:40–12:00 (UTC+2)


  • Piratensender
    Ahmet Öğüt

    For the program Piratensender, which means “pirate station” in German, Ahmet Öğüt presents a series of interviews and dialogues with lawyers, immigration law experts, broadcasters, sociocultural workers, musicians, subcultural urban groups, and feminist and LGBTQI+ activists. Topics range from radical pedagogies to the concept of urban citizenship, self-proclaimed micronations, artists’ rights, alternative currencies, unconditional basic income, immaterial labor, precarious labor, and domestic labor. The program also explores the necessity of self-initiative, participation, and autonomy as tools of resistance for marginalized communities, undocumented masses, and non-citizens.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 12:10–13:00 Uhr (UTC+2)


  • Prayer
    James Webb

    James Webb will present individual extracts from his ongoing Prayer installation. Started in Cape Town in 1999, Prayer is a city-specific project collecting audio recordings of vocal worship from all the different religions and faith communities in the host city and then broadcasting them together as a multichannel sound installation. This radio program will allow listeners to hear a selection of the isolated recordings that make up the full installation. To date there have been 9 iterations of the artwork; the latest, Prayer (Stockholm), is exhibited at Historiska Museet until November 2017.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 8:00–8:15 (UTC+2)

  • Regular Measures
    Alessandro Bosetti

    Regular Measures is part of a series of pieces that draw from ongoing research on the potential of purely sonorous communities or hyper-polyphonies. These are explored along with the fantasy of the potential existence of a purely voice-made and body-less being. The contribution is inspired by an alternative theory of voice as an emerging and autonomous entity and explores utopian concepts and new possibilities for polyphony as a communal practice.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 13:10–14:00 (UTC+2)

  • Render
    Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann)

    Render is a contextualization and reworking of archive material from dozens of international radio stations. Mobile Radio performs an overview of the independent not-for-profit tier of community, free, campus, and pirate stations, which provide a wealth of material and perspectives not found within the prevailing media orthodoxy. This constitutes a major retrospective of the work of the radio art network Radia, whose collective mission is to make radio that transcends the borders and boundaries of land and language.

    In addition, discussions are held with individuals who maintain unique archives, and a collection of new works for radio is being created as part of the contribution.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 8:15–9:00 and 14:10–15:00 (UTC+2)

  • Revolutionary Radio Remix: 20 +/- Years of Acoustic Space Travel
    reboot.fm
    Sonic guides: Diana McCarty & Pit Schultz

    In the early 1990s, pirate radio and DIY publishing shifted to the internet and set the stage for a cyberculture that transformed streaming experiments in localized, terrestrial, and digital broadcasting. For SAVVY Funk, reboot.fm’s Revolutionary Radio Remix digs through its own archives for an acoustic journey through time, space, and technology, which will be live on air for twelve hours on July 8—the final day of broadcast.

    Mining the archives has enabled an audible history of Berlin’s shifting cultural landscape and relationships with the world—generations of punks, poets, artists, and activists have taken to the airwaves with radio art, live discussions, plays, DJ sets, and wildly weird award-winning radio. This live narrated voyage though acoustic space focuses on highlights from the last 20 +/- years of reboot.fm radio.

    Broadcasting July 8, 3:00 am to July 9, 3:00 am

  • Saout Africa(s)
    Saout Radio (Anna Raimondo & Younes Baba-Ali)

    “Saout Africa(s)” plays with both the English word “south” and the literal sense of the Arabic “saout,” which means “voice” and “sound.” The title also evokes the plurality of possible interpretations coming from the word “Africa.”

    Beyond a monolithic idea and stereotypes and beyond geographic limitations related to the word “Africa,” Saout Africa(s) proposes a fluid immersion, in which the notion of boundary is lost while an aesthetic and political time-space of listening emerges.

    Reactivating Saout Radio’s archives through different voices, new the­matic cartes blanches, and new live performances, Raimondo and Baba-Ali activate an international network to generate personal and collective perspectives about possible Africa(s), while reflecting a panorama of today’s radio art.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 18:00–19:00


  • SAVVY reads SAVVY.doc
    SAVVY Contemporary Team

    Every morning between 9 and 9:30 am, the team and friends of SAVVY Contemporary presents and reads from a selection of texts from the archive of SAVVY.doc. Since its inception, SAVVY.doc has explored the political dimension of archiving practices: its aim has been to question the power mechanisms that are active in the production and preservation of different knowledges; challenge the archive’s traditional categorizations while going beyond Western epistemology; and consider the implications of thinking about the body as archive and the archive as a living organism.

    Reflecting the diversity and the openness of the project, SAVVY reads SAVVY.doc will be performed in different languages, rhythms, tones, and accents.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 9:00–9:30


  • Singing yesterday’s news again
    Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Nicholas Bussmann

    Every day, a singer sings yesterday’s news in her own way. The first day, a singer sings just the news from the day before. The following day, another singer recounts the news sung the days before, recopying what yesterday’s singers sung while also adding yesterday’s news in his own way. Over the course of three weeks the voices slowly form a choir, an iso-polyphonic composition of old news—sung, recopied, and thereby intentionally and unintentionally reinterpreted. The oral reinterpretations excite social resonances and make a common space audible in a manner that goes beyond a simple echo chamber.

    The news made available to the singers as lyrics is compiled from the news feed of a public radio station. The compilation of news from this pool of reports follows the official criteria of relevance and factuality. But because the geographic coordinates of the feed are altered daily, the perspective of what is considered topical changes. Day by day this shift inscribes itself into the composition and recalls geopolitical reverberations in the echo chamber of the newsroom. Forgetting and silencing are part of the chant as much as accords, dissonances, and resonances. Adding another resonant pollutant, the singers invited to sing the news come from different traditions of music and poetry. Repetition and reiteration are corrupted by theses various factors.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00


  • Unpacking Sonic Migrations – From Slave Ship to Spaceship
    Satch Hoyt

    In his show Satch Hoyt investigates the migration of the African beat, offering samples ranging from the earliest anthropological field record­ings to current unreleased tracks from the transnational African dias­pora and beyond. Joining Hoyt as he follows this eclectic trajectory, one can expect to hear mash-ups of Alice and John Coltrane, Fela Kuti, Mad Lib, southern Mbala Congolese beats dating from 1907, Pauline Oliveros, Flying Lotus, and Steve Reich. The show also hosts interviews with visual artists, poets, curators, musicians, writers, art historians, and others. In the live slot Hoyt performs with members of his crews Sonic Shadow and The Bakol. Other invited guest musicians join the show for improv sessions.

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 20:00–22:00


  • Weather Reports
    The All Weather Experts: Gívan Belá, Golo Föllmer, Anne Wellmer, Markus Westphal, Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Camilla Feher, Anette Krebs, Yiannis Christidis, Frauke Frech, Chang, and others

    Weather Reports makes you all-weather-ready by providing world-class, weather-breaking news plus up-to-the minute, accurate weather reports on the future condition of your environment, both local and international, wherever you want to be, and including imperative disaster coverage. Just listen to this radio and get a taste of walking windy shores barefoot in the burning sand, running through the fields at the top of a hill during a hot summer thunder storm, or sitting in the park getting dripping wet under a leafless tree. Get your daily Weather Reports now: undocumented, raw, but unpredictably vital!

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 11:05, 12:05, 13:05, 14:05, 15:05, 16:05 and 17:05


  • Wurfsendung
    Meira Asher, Jerry Berndt, Christian Berner, Joseph Beuys, Clarisse Cossais, Deeb, Tobias Dutschke, fuchs+hahn, Stefano Giannotti, Thomas Gith, Stella Luncke, Hilde Kappes, Anita Kinscher, mackjiggah, Maiden Monsters, Mando, Amirabbas Mohammadi, Carsten Nicolai, Gabi Schaffner, Josef Maria Schäfers, Michael Schiefel, Lorenz Schröter, Frank Schültge, Sandra Truté, Antje Vowinckel
    Project Director: Julia Tieke

    The Wurfsendung presents radio art in ultra-short formats: radio plays, features, and sound art in a maximum of forty-five seconds. Since September 2004 Deutschlandfunk Kultur has produced over 2,600 Wurfsendung segments in approximately 250 series. The Wurfsendung segments are scattered throughout the daily program of the radio station. Without a set timeslot they can be heard during a music and literary magazine, noon report, or a philosophy program, and in between interviews, music, reports, and news. The experimental format cultivates absurd thoughts, new perspectives, and intelligent humor.

    For SAVVY Funk artists produced new Wurfsendung contributions, which, together with a specifically curated selection of older pieces, randomly punctuate the Program.

    The Wurfsendung is produced by the radio art department of Deutschlandfunk Kultur. The Project Director is Julia Tieke.

    Five times daily


  • YNK
    Islands Songs (Nicolas Perret & Silvia Ploner)

    Electronic Animisms, Cosmic Diplomacies, Sonic Fabulations, Blasted Landscapes / Abundant Futures & other Field Studies.

    Over five chapters unfolding a plurality of sonic expressions, imaginaries and thought, YNK interrogates relations to nonhumans, nature, bodies and matter.

    Contributors: Samira Agnihotri, ARBIMON Network, Christos Astaras, Aung Si, Rohini Balakrishnan, Marconi Campos Cerqueira, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Yannick Dauby, Sturla Friðriksson, César Enrique Giraldo Herrera, Tuula Karpinen, Antti Kero, Unto K. Laine, Olivier Lapert, Borgþór Magnússon, David Mollin & Salomé Voegelin, Native Instrument, Oceans Networks Canada, Erling Ólafsson, Juno Salazar Parreñas, Andrew Pekler, Iégor Reznikoff, Rockethouse Productions (Matt Thompson & David Hendy), Tomoko Sauvage, Janne Särkelä, Bjarni D. Sigurðsson, Juanita Sundberg, TERN Australia

    Broadcasting June 17–July 7, 11:10–11:40



SAVVY Funk Team

Programmers and Curators: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Marcus Gammel, Elena Agudio

Coordinators: Tina Klatte, Maximilian Netter

Curatorial assistant: Sol Izquierdo de la Viña
Management: Lema Sikod
Management assistant: Lynhan Balatbat

Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Art and Design:
Led by: Prof. Nathalie Singer, Martin Hirsch
Broadcast: Konrad Behr, Jennifer Fuchs, Jan Glöckner, Grit Lieder, Johann Mittmann, Janine Müller, Benjamin Serdani, Corinna Thamm, Josephine Tiede, Severin Schenkel, Andreas von Stosch, Markus Westphal
Display design and archival research: Anna Rupp, Rosa Süß, Rafael Brasil Sabino, Alejandro Weyler. Aus dem EXPA Archiv und der Sammlung von Nathalie Singer / Sourced from the EXPA Archive and the collection of Nathalie Singer

SAVVY Contemporary:
Elena Agudio, Antonia Alampi, Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Aouefa Amoussouvi, Lynhan Balatbat, Juan Blanco, Federica Bueti, Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Johanna Gehring, Janine Georg, Sol Izquierdo, Anna Jäger, Hounyeh Kim, Cornelia Knoll, Saskia Köbschall, Lisa Kolloge, Corinna Kuehnapfel, Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Siyah Mgoduka, Bonaventure Ndikung, Abhishek Nilamber, Beya Othmani, Elena Quintarelli, Marleen Schröder, Jörg-Peter Schulze, Lema Sikod, Jorinde Splettstößer, Marlon Van Rooyen, Laura Voigt, Elsa Westreicher, Johanna Wild

Thanks to Johannes Kühn and Carolin Würthner at Kuehn-Malvezzi Architects. With the support of the Kreativfonds of the Bauhaus-Uni­versität Weimar.

The archive section of SAVVY Funk is accommodated within MUTANT MATTERS by Lorenzo Sandoval and S.T.I.F.F., and co-produced with ar/ge kunst, Kunstverein Bolzano.

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