Memories reordered On the first Sunday of each month 18:00
With Jasmina Al-Qaisi
SAVVYZAAR Online streaming and on Berlin 88.4 FM & Potsdam 90.7 FM
06.09.2020 18:00 On Vibrations
For SAVVYZΛΛR, Jasmina Al-Qaisi takes you BEHIND SHELVES: The feature format aims at reordering memories and different moments in the activities of SAVVY Contemporary recalled by members, audiences and objects, books into various themes and alongside personal stories.
BEHIND SHELVES is one possible response to how moments can be catalogued, how performativity, as the constant friction of time and of memories can be reminded and made accessible. It stars the invisible, the unnoticed, and remnants of the act, the practice, the event, and works towards changing meanings given to things reinvesting them back. These objects are anchors to memory, as much as mnemonic tools, and are part of various earthly methods of documentation. The title is inspired by a practice of collecting little objects after performances and saving them behind shelves, a non-normative archival process developed by Jasmina Al-Qaisi, archivist of the SAVVY.doc and host of the format.
On Sunday 06.09.2020: Vibrations!
This time behind shelves there are audible and inaudible reverberations and reverbs meeting through radio waves from the midst of change, of move, objects which behold their material memory, stepping in and out of history reordering ideas of traditions linked through non-human sounds with voices and drillings from home over phones reading each other's listening.
Accounts on vibrations with: Sagal Farah singing, Beya Othmani with her flute, Sean Griffin, Kamila Metwaly with mbiras, Antonio Mendes moving, Anna Jäger, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Maria Karpushina voicing insects
Song: Gasba chaoui - Ali El Khencheli - Ain el karma
Archival material from performances by: Stella Chiweshe for SAVVYbrations, Elaine Mitchener for WE HAVE DELIVERED OURSELVES FROM THE TONAL: OF, WITH, TOWARDS, ON JULIUS EASTMAN
Literature: The Earth Worm Also Sings by Pauline Oliveros, A quote by Halim El-Dahb
Featured objects from Behind Shelves archive of performance: Two egg timers
Sound work extracts: Dark Loops, Act III of Carbon Theater – vinyl record by the Institute of Incongruous Translation (Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand) and Julieta Aranda’s Lip, Dip, Paint, Talk( Your Mouth Is Bleeding) – video from 2018
Non-human: Various calls of Long eared Owls (Asio otus) and various bats.
19.07.2020 17:00 Roots
This first episode revolved around the idea of roots expressing the multitudes of meanings and memories assigned to this word. When recorded and played into an audio form, those memories then become as well archive files – an archive’s life being sourced by itself.
Accounts on roots with: Luiza Prado, Binta Diaw, Maria Karpushina, Zayaan Khan, Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Kelly Krugman
Archival material from performances by: Valeria Montti Colque, Lesley-Ann Brown, Hospitality Suite: Jacques Coursil and Marque Gilmore, Olivier Marbœuf and Ana Vaz
Literature: This Bridge Called My Back by Rosario Morales, I've Been a Woman by Sonia Sanchez, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to Her European Son by Lesley-Ann Brown
Sound piece: Join the Colour Purple by Treesa Reena
Featured objects in Behind Shelves archive of performance: spoon from the costume of the performance Molnskogen (Cloud Forest) by Valeria Montti Colque and glove and ribbon from The Weeds Became Long Graceful Grasses by Luiza Prado
02.08.2020 18:00 RHYthm
The second episode will gather different accounts on what one’s own rhythm can mean – from migration to genealogy, insomnia and deep sleep, from the kitchen to the dancefloor imagining rhythms often means imagining relearning/unlearning, prioritizing sensing to other forms of knowledge.
Voices featured: Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Dina Amro, Awilda Sterling, Jacques Coursil, Kamila Metwaly, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Elena Agudio, Jessica Ekomane, Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Ola Zielińska, Onur Çimen
Literature: “Process”, poem from About Centaurs by Zuzanna Ginczanka; from I Will Draw a Map of What You Never See. Endeavours in Rhythmanalysis: ”Rhythm at Play” by Trịnh Thị Minh Hà; “The Relevant Papers”, text by Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein; “I vs. I”, text by Onur Çimen
Featured objects in the Behind Shelves archive of performance: A drawing done in the evening of SAVVYbrations Why Do You Fly From Me? Listenings in the Echo Chamber
Birds: Corn bunting (Bruant proyer) and Common quail
Artistic Direction Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Core Radio Team Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Kamila Metwaly, Kelly Krugman
Management Lema Sikod, Lili Somogyi, Jörg-Peter Schulze
Communication Anna Jäger
Design Juan Pablo García Sossa