Since 2022, we are running an artist-in-residence programme. Each year, we support four artists, who we select based on an open call. Our aim is to support visual artists, who (want to) work with radio, in producing or researching for a new work, and to offer them a platform beyond their five-week residency period.
The Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee residents of 2023
Alec Mateo is a Dominican artist from New York working with words, sounds, and gestures to explore emancipated modes of being by negotiating relationships to narrative. Fueled by the Black Radical tradition and fealty to hip-hop, ambient and folk music, Mateo's work uses sound to create spaces that attempt to betray the violence inherent to story, and instead find within them spaces of contemplation, reflection, and ultimately joy.
Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, aka Mikatsiu, is a queer Japanese-Norwegian artist who identifies as a frequency witch and works in the independent arts publishing sector as an editor. Projects as a performer and composer over the past decade stem from a life-long interest in physical and sonic choreography; their curiosity is centred around investigating the ever-evolving social relationships woven between archives and practices of attunement. From 2018 to 2021 they co-curated From Breath To Matter, a Berlin-based event series exploring the voice as a medium within the field of sound-dance, and hosted a podcast mini-series with Jule Flierl about experimental vocal practices.
We are Khamoosh. We come together in the shared intimacy of sound through the tools of technology and time. Hearing the relationship between sound and language is an ongoing process formed by both well-known and unknown contributors as well as by nonhumans, broadening the listening sphere of our extended collective. Our combined practices include music, anthropology, linguistics, and audiovisual design. Khamoosh mediates conservation and restoration by exploring and archiving the sonic heritage of Iran through recorded sounds of everyday life; sounds that are less heard or even silenced. Khamoosh has been listened to informally and in spaces like Ars Electronica Garden Tehran, Neighbors Noise WFMU, 48h Neukölln, and IKLECTIK.
Amara Higuera is an artist and writer from Los Angeles (the ancestral and unceded land of the Gabrielino-Tongva and Chumash peoples). She is exploring histories of precarity, resilience, and (re)generation through lens based inquiry and sound. She is currently writing poetry and making sound works as a practice of personal exorcism and artistic research.
The Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee residents of 2022
Kim Karabo Makin
See Kim's residency presentation, including three radio shows, here: 'On Gaborone, 1985' and 'Satellite Activism'
Born in Gaborone, Botswana, Kim Karabo Makin is a multidisciplinary artist, radio DJ/host and Master of Fine Art (MFA) graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. Much of Makin's work is informed by a lived sense of displacement and multiculturalism – with particular attention to the role that context plays in identity formation. Makin's practice at present compounds aspects of her background in Sculpture (her undergraduate major) with her experience in Radio – presenting on-air at UCT Radio for over five years. Her practice thus combines Sculpture, Sound and Installation, with a research archival base and unique spatial awareness. She continues to form a core member and contributing artist of the collective platform The Botswana Pavilion. Most recently, Makin has participated in a number of online panel discussions in collaboration with Southern Africa Arts (British Council), the World Bank Art Program and the Zeitz MOCAA. She also practices as a Lecture Assistant and Tutor at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
Find Emiddio's residency presentation here: nuum FM and MF muun
Emiddio Vasquez is a Cypriot-Dominican electronic musician and artist. His practice deals with material transformations that blur the encoding-decoding processes across media as a way of engaging with the larger infrastructures at stake. Drawing on memories of uprooting and his interest in media technologies, his work looks at themes surrounding the politics of visibility, mediated sensing, and the processes of subject formation, with a particular interest for the contemporary condition of the neoliberal subject.
In 2018, he founded Moneda (@moneda_._) a record label, sound event series, and publishing initiative.
See Naomi's residency outcome here: gurgling gargoyles gobbled gobbling goblins
Naomi Credé is an artist and writer whose research revolves around experiences and understandings of bodily control in relation to real and fictional spaces, particularly in response to sensations such as dizziness, disorientation and exhaustion. She works primarily with sound and text—using voice as both a medium and a focal point of her research—resulting in immersive installations, radio broadcasts, writing, performances and readings. Naomi is a co-founder of Amsterdam based collective Fabulous Future.
Artun Alaska Arasli
See Artun's residency outcome here: Philoctetes: Rehearsals (Act I)
Artun Alaska Arasli (1987) is a Turkish artist and writer based in Amsterdam. Presentations of his work include Prose, Kantine, Brussels; Cardena: Warming Up, Rozenstraat, Amsterdam; Porcupine, Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht; The Beauty Commission, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His texts have been published in Le Chauffage, nY, Interjection Calendar (Montez Press). Since 2017 he has co-authored theater plays for i.a. NTGent, Toneelgroep Oostpol, and Het Zuidelijke Toneel.