one-day radio station

12 October 2018

93.9 MHz, broadcast from Adžijina 11

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Zvuk se sa zvukom mazi na Radio BAZI (Sounds pet sounds at Radio Baza...) Last year’s playful slogan brought together a number of artists, radiophonicists, researchers, activists and musicians in Trešnjevka, Zagreb, where it provided commodified ‘airtime’ for joint production, through a revival of the radio as a tool for broadcasting critical ideas about the contemporary issues of housing, and as a space for radiophonic and artistic experiments. This year we also approach the issue of housing from a feminist perspective and through the prism of the spatial organization of everyday life. While last year’s focus was on the kitchen as the place of women’s exploitation, this year we zero in on the bedroom and the issues of sex life and work, domestic violence, carework and reproductive rights. We also make room to address issues with sleeping.

All of this will be discussed in texts, interviews, surveys, audio vignettes and a radio drama. There will be a live talk with two members of the fAKTIV feminist collective, Petra Kurtović and Ivana Živković, and we will hear Jasna Jasna Žmak’s interview with pornographic actress and author Stoya. Between the conversations there will be room for documentary vignettes, revolutionary poetry and live music from the studio. The waves of Radio BAZA will carry selected fragments about living in rural areas from the trailblazing book Kako živi narod I & II (How the People Live I & II), written in 1936 and 1939 by economist and sociologist Rudolf Bićanić, and Kako živi narod III (How the People Live III), written in 1940. The latter, subtitled Nismo mi krive (We Are Not to Blame), was written by ethnologist Nada Sremec and provides exhaustive reports on the deliveries and abortions of Slavonian women between the wars, as well as their poor position in society.

Tune in at 93.9 Mhz!


17.00 official start of broadcasting: station manifesto

17.00 - 18.00 poetry by Roque Dalton, selection from BLOK’s audio archive (Željka Blakšić: Šapći, pričaj, pjevaj, viči (Whisper, Talk, Sing, Shout)), report from the Centre for Sleep and Wakefulness Disorders, short forms (Rudolf Bićanić: Kako živi narod (How the People Live)), musical improvisation by Tús Nua

18.00 - 18.30 radio essay: O reprodukciji (On Reproduction), live: Marina Elezović and Viktorija Novosel

18.30 - 19.30 poetry by Diane di Prima, selection from BLOK’s audio archive (Luiza Margan: Concert for a Sewing Machine and a Tree), short forms (Nada Sremec: Nismo mi krive (We Are Not to Blame), music from the studio

19.30 - 20.30 studio Divan: conversation with Petra Kurtović and Ivana Živković

20.30 - 21.00 poetry by Patrice Lumumba, blues section by Adam Semijalac

21.00 - 21.30 interview: Stoya (Jasna Jasna Žmak)

21.30 - 22.15 poetry by Peter-Paul Zahl, music from the studio, Selma Banich and Adam Semijalac: Ustenjavanja naroda (The People’s Bemoanment)

22.15 - 00.00 microphone from Adžijina, the Radio koji je tu prije radio ensemble & Nina Bajsić, radio drama Cijankalij (Potassium Cyanide)/ Ante Perković: O čemu šutimo kada šutimo o snovima (What We Keep Quiet About When We Keep Quiet About Dreams)

concept: Ljubica Letinić and BLOK / Vesna Vuković, Ivana Hanaček and Ana Kutleša

participants: Ivan Šamija, Adam Semijalac, Tús Nua, Srđan Kovačević, Selma Banich, Marina Elezović and the Radio koji je tu prije radio ensemble (Viktorija Novosel, Andreja Pančur, Martin Ljudevit Mandir, Maro Market, Srđan Nogić and Nina Bajsić)

guests: Petra Kurtović and Ivana Živković

Radio BAZA is part of the ARTISTS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD 3 project.
Financially supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City Office for Education, Culture and Sport of the City of Zagreb
BAZA’s annual program is supported by the Kultura Nova foundation.