Forum Pixelache x lumbung Radio
The state we are in; Sustainability through collective actions
2.- 3. September 2023
MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre (Kaapelitehdas) and broadcasted on lumbung Radio platform
Organised as a Forum, guests and participants will gather to discuss the current crises we are facing in our society as; the rise of the far right in Europe, climate urgency, extractivism, extended precarity and social welfare cuts, to mention a few.
Broadcasting while sharing together, the forum will tackle how this current climate of ecological and political crisis are intertwined with our lives.
This event is fully free and gathers panel discussions, a DIY radio workshop, music, and sound art, through a hybrid format; at MUU Art Center and lumbung Radio platform.
Saturday 02. September
14:00 - 15:00: lumbung Radio
Live radio session
15:00 - 17:00: The state we are in - Facing the current political turn as cultural workers
17:30 - 19:30: lumbung Radio
lumbung Radio members' interviews and music sets
19:30 - 20:30: 12 Months of Pride
DJ-set by 12 Months of Pride
Sunday 03. September
13:30 - 15:30: Jingles for Radio: Hands-on radio and audio Open-Source tools! *
Radio collective as a radical form of organisation.
Workshop by Station of Commons
16:00 - 17:30: The Commons; a sustainable model for community radios?
Reset! Workshop: Roundtable discussion
17:30 - 19:00: Forum-closing music set
The program is accessible at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre (Cable Factory) and broadcasted live through lumbung Radio platform
* Free participation to the lumbung Radio workshop by filling this registration form, clicking here
A collaboration between Pixelache Helsinki and lumbung Radio (Station of Commons)
Initiated in 2020, Station of Commons is a research platform on digital commoning practices. SoC, Station of Commons, in short, stands for the reappropriation of technology within the public space, how an art collective can develop their practices and still find distance from Facebook, Instagram, Youtube… SoC operates an Open Source audio stream, develops and builds Open Source infrastructure, and elaborates discourses on practical and theoretical issues related to radical technology. SoC is always excited to work with all forms of collectives, from grass root DJdj groups to art institutions at the international level.
lumbung Radio is an inter-local online community radio originating from Documenta Fifteen. It is an open online broadcast that comprises an inter-local network of distinct radios and audio practices. It operates in no specific time zones and streams multiple languages, music, and art. Each participating radio station depends on its own means of production, way of thinking, learning, and sharing. lumbung Radio operates as a decentralized network of nodes that uses the internet without its hegemonic agency. The intention is producing an audiophonic common space built on the multiplication of the existing practices of its contributors.
Image: lumbung Radio logo
Station of Commons and lumbung Radio involvement as Collaborators of the Forum
The work, or artistic contribution, operates on three sequential levels within the collaboration.
These three levels develop as follows. First, the collaboration happens online with international guests in a gallery based in Helsinki. The essential work is to bring lumbung participants together with the local Helsinki scene and Pixelache invitees. The event happens in Helsinki in discussion with lumbung participants and other collectives - mutual acknowledgment of shared work is important in a collective effort. The various discussions will be broadcasted online.
And for this purpose, the second level was an opportunity to test and implement Jamulus. Jamulus is an online Open Source server that allows multiple users to talk with high audio quality.
The last point, which is not trivial, is the chance to hear from, and share with other collectives on their radio and audio practices; this moment when personal approaches and professional interests converge to make new friends.
Image: Phan Nguyen
Station of Commons
Station of Commons (lumbung Radio), mail .. at .. stationofcommons.org
Eddie Choo Wen Yi
Mathilde Palenius, mathilde .. at .. pixelache.ac
Saša Nemec, sasa .. at .. pixelache.ac