Alserkal Avenue Presents Safina Radio Project on the Canals and Waterways of Venice During the Opening of the 56th Venice Biennale, May 6 to 8
Commissioned by Alserkal Avenue and curated by Anabelle de Gersigny, the Safina Radio Project is an itinerant space, a boat transformed into a recording studio that navigates the waterways of Venice – transporting passengers from one place to another, acting as a roving platform for conversation and exchange. On board, a combination of programmed travelogues (conversations) and performative works will interrogate artistic practices, inviting a broad spectrum of artists whose practices draw from a variety of social and political contexts.
The online portal, safinaradioproject.org includes the confirmed programming to take place in Venice in May combined with various streams of content commissioned specifically for the portal, from written interviews to audio projects, playlists and sets.
10am – Raqs Media Collective
1pm – Wafaa Bilal and Sara Rahbar
4pm – Adelina Cüberyan von Fürstenberg, Haig Aivazian, Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Hrair Sarkissian
9am – John Akomfrah and Coline Milliard
10.30am –Rabab Ghazoul and Ramez Ghazoul
4pm – Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
9am – New Worlds: Migration and Utopia
1pm – Mohammed Kazem, Dr Alexandra Macgilp and Cristiana de Marchi
4pm – Louise O’Kelly, Alex Baczynski Jenkins, Charles Aubin, Ben Roberts, Rose Lejeune and Fatos Ustek
Pre-Venice content includes: Scanner (British artist Robin Rimbaud) whose work experiments with sound, space, image and form; Emirati conceptual artist and writer Hassan Sharif; Wael Hattar in conversation with Sadik Kwaish Alfraji; Rahel Aima and Ahmad Makia from The State; artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Karim Sultan; music contributions from UAE based Analog Room and Kamal Rasool (Flamingods); and MENASA music specialist, Neil van der Linden.
More info here: www.safinaradioproject.org