Programme | 16 June 2021

GENERATIONS.FM

generations.fm © TAU 09:00 - 10:00 Morning Talk: Einführung in den Tag
Special guest: Masimba Hwati
In conversation with the interdisciplinary artist Masimba Hwati from Zimbabwe, we introduce the topics of the day: The first day is dedicated to the question of how we deal with memory and heritage. Who decides on the writing of history and how can it be rewritten? Which forms of anti-racist and post-colonial commemoration exist? But also, how is remembrance working in families and on an individual level? Masimba Hwati is currently a fellow at the Radio Art Residency in Weimar. In his radio project, he explores the role of guerrilla radio stations at the time of the liberation war in Zimbabwe.

10:00 - 11:00 Generations – a conversation
With Carola Lentz and Winfried Speitkamp
The "'68 generation," the "'45 generation," the "Generation Y": Is there really such a thing as "a generation"? What is the purpose of the concept of "generation" in science but also, for example, in the family, and how is it lived there? The ethnologist and president of the Goethe-Institut Carola Lentz and the historian and president of the Bauhaus University Winfried Speitkamp talk about European and African concepts of generation and cultures of remembrance. Moderation: Anka Suckow

11:00 - 11:30 Hörinnerung / Radio play by Sherry Schaubs
A contribution by the Experimental Radio of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, CN: Animal killing
How does the auditory shape memory? With this question I set off for an autobiographical hike into my past. On the way to my home village, I reflect, among other things, on family relationships in which (non-)listening still entails consequences and responsibility. The auditive access to the past leads me to a reflection on the connections between hearing and being, the past and the future.

11:30 - 12:30 Discourse and social media. The case This is Germany
With: Candice Breitz, Hanno Hauenstein, Asal Dardan, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka. Moderation: Schayan Riaz (Goethe-Institut)
This is Germany is a project by Berlin-based South African artist Candice Breitz; the format consists in short video messages in which representatives from the art, culture and media world formulate positions on topics such as "Z-Sauße", "Biodeutsch" or "Cancel Culture", which are then published on social media channels. The episode "Menschen mit Nazihintergrund" (People with a Nazi Background), which she produced together with the artists Moshtari Hilal and Sinthujan Varatharajah, triggered a major controversial discussion.
The program will feature a conversation with several protagonists of this episode and will focus on the controversy, but also on how the topic of memory cultures is negotiated in today's generation.

12:30 - 13:00 What’s About /w Arijit Bhattacharyya
Mini-Podcast by students of the Experimental Radio of the Bauhaus University Weimar
Whether it is the Albert Schweitzer Monument, the former colonial goods shop at Hababusch/Weimar or the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, our neighbourhood is influenced by colonial legacies. In the debate on German colonial history, the corridor of white opinion continues to dominate. It is about time to change this. We accompany the artist and activist Arijit Bhattacharyya through Weimar and talk to him about his work on the Museum Island Berlin and the slow process of coming to terms with German colonial history.

13:00 - 14:00 Questions to the family
In conversation with Laura Anh Thu Dang & Jurate Braginaite
What role does family history play for one's own identity, but also for the understanding of social history? The two authors Laura Anh Thu Dang and Jurate Braginaite go into dialogue with their family members. Their radio works tell of searches for identity from migrant and post-migrant perspectives.

14:00 - 15:00 Taboos: Transnational and intergenerational.
A conversation with Mithu Sanyal
Almost every culture has its distinct taboos; they are usually passed on silently from one generation to the next until the pressure becomes too great and they are broken. As an author and cultural scientist, Mithu Sanyal has come to the fore in particular with works on feminist and identity politics; her works on women's sexuality, but also on diversity, pop culture and racism have received a lot of attention. In the conversation, questions about the transmission of taboos, the origins of cultural taboos and how they are dealt with in different family and cultural contexts will be discussed.

15:00 - 16:00 "There is nothing you can do about it" – Reflecting female role models
In conversation with Sivan Ben-Yishai and Niga Salam
There is nothing you can do about it, says the mother, and: it has always been like that. Probably grandma must have known this already, who again was told so by her mother, and so on. The works of artist Niga Salam and author and theater director Sivan Ben-Yishai reflect on the relationships between mothers and daughters and outline escapes from the constraints of patriarchy.

16:00 - 17:00 Ghosts and other mothers
Live radio diary by Jasmina Al-Qaisi / Costume: Yun Young Kim
We are generations of building anew. We reshape our identities, overlapping new stories with new takes on old stories. The ghosts stand for what we inherit by transmission and we end up replicating. Other mothers are those from whom we deliberately decide to learn. On air a circular diary is being written with sound. We quote our other mothers while holding hands with ghosts. The mouth is not to see and the only information of a body as a source of sound is its human size.

17:00 - 18:00 To remember, to forget, to erase.
Live broadcast by the Experimental Radio of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Four city guides meet at Theaterplatz and invite you to a city tour through Weimar. The city opens up to them as an archive of social and individual history, and finally develops a character of its own. By: Lisa Albrecht, Daniel Lauke, Larissa Ebel und Severin Schenkel

18:00 - 19:30 Memorializing: Practices of Memory Culture and Decolonization.
In conversation with Ulf Aminde, Free Bangura, Dean Ruddock and Margarita Valdivieso.
Monuments, statues and street names bear witness to what a society seeks to preserve, what it denies and what it erases. Public places of commemoration thus also become a space for negotiating the social reality of the present. A current example of the attempt to intervene in collective memory are the monument takedowns in the course of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. Activists and artists from Weimar, Berlin and the United States discuss practices of anti-racist memory culture and decolonization in public space. Moderation: Lena Jöhnk (Goethe-Institut Washington DC)

19:30 - 20:00 Reservoir: Memory in Transition
A program by Vokaribe Radio (Barranquilla, Colombia)
Barranquilla is a city that has undergone the armed conflict in Colombia as a kind of silent observer. Nothing happens directly and yet everything happens. Vokaribe Radio collects voices of the young generation that has tried in different ways to build a local historical memory as a legacy of a broken culture of peace. Production team: Belén Pardo, Iván Mercado, Patricia Rendón, Walter Hernández (Asociación de Radiodifusión Comunitaria Vokaribe).

20:00 - 21:00 Generations
Live performance bauhaus.fm-Rundfunkorchester, with: Benjamin Vossler, Benjamin Serdani, Lefteris Krysalis, Leon Goltermann, Laura Anh Thu Dang, Vivien Mercedes Jester, Markus Westphal, Konrad Behr
"Generations" is the evolution of a sound. The bauhaus.fm-Rundfunkorchester approaches generation as a compositional concept and develops constantly varying "sound sequences" starting from standard A (440Hz), whose genesis will become audible in the live performance. Since 2017, the radio orchestra consists of activists of the experimental radio station bauhaus.fm and alumni of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

21:00 - 21:30 My Friends Nina and James: a Biomythography
An experimental feature by Femi Oriogun-Williams
The interdisciplinary poet and artist Femi Oriogun-Williams from London enters into a poetic and musical dialogue with the intellectual leading lights of black culture in the USA of the 20th century: Nina Simone and James Baldwin. As a sound artist and musician Femi Oriogun-Williams works along the musical sources of inspiration of Nina Simone, from British and American folk, jazz and pop music to the music of the traditional storytellers of West Africa, the griots.

21:30 - 22:30 Experimental music in Kurdistan-Iraq
A conversation with Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda
What is possible for a young generation of artists in Kurdistan-Iraq today? Hardi Kurda and Khabat Abas were trained in classical music in Slemani, studied in Europe and made a name for themselves with sound art and experimental music. Today Hardi Kurda organizes a regular festival for experimental music in Slemani, at which Khabat Abas also performed, Space21. Despite all challenges, they both believe in the potential of a platform for a local underground scene and want to help the younger generation to trust in finding their own voice.

22:30 - 23:30 Free Your Mind
A feature by Emeka Okereke
The first studio album of the Nigerian Afrobeat Musician, Made Kuti, aptly titled “For(e)ward” opens up with a song titled “Free Your Mind”. With its upbeat tempo and polyrhythmic overtures, this song sets the stage for the overarching proposal of the youngest and newest musician in a long lineage of musical preoccupation (stretching as far back as seven generations) of the Kuti family. Made Kuti, only 25 years of age, is in many ways an embodiment of one of James Baldwin’s notable assertions: history is present. Yet, how might one be and converse with history in the present? This feature seeks to reflect on the question of legacy through the eyelet of music opened up by the centre-stage viewpoint of musicians involved in this conversation.
This feature is a coproduction with the podcast NKATA.

23:30 - 00:00 Review
The team of generations.fm is reviewing the day. What was particularly interesting? What were the reactions to the program? What does the next day offer?

00:00 - 02:00 Night music
curated by: CrimsonFM aka Ellen & Serge Crimson, Hongkong Community Radio, ma3azef, Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM