The Southern Wave platform at Dutch Art Institute (DAI) was formed as a seminar course through which different notions, understandings and narratives about the “global south” were formulated. The content of the final broadcast was developed gradually through meetings and conversations with guest speakers and members of collectives from Indonesia (Ferdiansyah Thajibm of KUNCI), South Africa (Ntone Edjabe of Chimurenga), and Russia (Dmitry Vilensky of Chto Delat). The highlight of the seminar included close engagement with Cooperativa Cráter Invertido and a research trip to Mexico City, whereby a beta version of the culminating Southern Wave was broadcasted through Cráter’s “Radio Tropiezo” alongside radio collectives Radios locas del sur, Chaka Nais, Blvck Radio and Confirmacion. This broadcast also featured Aldo Ramos, who travelled to Platohedro in Colombia. The final radio program will feature perspectives from seminar participants on the interpersonal, historical, conceptual, and socio-political understandings of the geographical locations that the group traveled—both physically and virtually—within the course.
Activities from the seminar and the final outcome of Southern Wave at DAI will be presented as a four hour performative radio broadcast on May 25 from 18.00 until 20:00 and staging at Designhuis (Stadhuisplein 3, 5611 EM Eindhoven) as a part of Van Abbe Museum’s “Becoming More” ten-day caucus. From May 26, the subsequent audio will be presented within Casco’s “exhibition phase” of Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, together with the Southern Wave broadcast in Mexico City. This occasion marks the first collectively determined Southern Wave radio broadcast, and its experience is an invitation for collaboration beyond the form of the class!
hosting by Wayzatta fernández and Yolande van der Heide
19.00-20 Introduction by Yolande van der Heide
Ines Marita Schärer
Nina Støttrup Larsen
Poetry recordings during left over time
Southern Wave is curated by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory for the Dutch Art Institute as part of its Roaming Academy series.
With special thanks to the many bodies and guest tutors that helped shaped the course, especially: Binna Choi, Ferdi Thajib / Radio KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre; Ntone Edjabe/ Chimurenga; Dmitry Vilensky / Chto Delat; Platohedro / Cooperativa Cráter Invertido; Tijs Ham / Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM).
Southern Wave is a roaming online radio platform for collective artistic practice, research and study. It departs from the saturated terms of “global south” and “global north” to examine examples of economic, state, and cultural relations marked by centrality and marginality within global systems of domination and dependency. Adopting these loaded relations as a basis for intellectual analysis and imaginative creation, we question how “south” functions as a term to cite the “negated”. In doing so, we seek to find ways of acknowledging and drawing attention to intercultural dialogue and practice.
The Southern Wave studio appears irregularly in different localities and sets up a transmitter securing a 5-kilometer radius for neighbours to tune in. The FM frequency is announced shortly before the broadcast. The online broadcast will be available on the Southern Wave website as well as its archive.
Southern wave is Wayne Lim, Stephan Blumenschein, Tirza Kater, Areumnari Ee, Luca Carboni, Ines Marita Schärer, Wilfred vlad Tomescu, Anna Bitkina, Pitchaya Ngamcharoen, Maya Watanabe, Aldo Esparza Ramos, Nina Støttrup Larsen, MÓnica Chaminé Lacerda, yolande van deR heide!
a recording of the Mexico City session can be found at https://archive.org/details/DAISWLiveInMexicoCity
Shout out to Sara Benaglia and Verena van den Berg!