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
01.11.2020 18:00 IMAGINATION
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.
Next Sunday, 01.11.2020 we will talk about IMAGINATION:
This episode deals with queering various notions that converge into what we often name identity, it’s jumping from reordering beliefs to reflections on genealogies of sensorial knowledge where we read possible futures into. Sourced by flipping stones to listen to the movements of the earth in the company of chants and songs as mnemonic hooks it’s intention is to remind us of our dreams and our struggles and their interdependence.
Accounts on imagination with:
Anna Jäger reading in memories and from Wilson Harris, Raisa Galofre reading Beltold Brecht from a contribution in Terremoto; Abhishek Nilamber on political imagination, MZL “wax carpet”, Kelly Krugman reading Marisol de la Cadena; imagination memory of Cornelia Knoll, Anton Kats from the source, imagination necessity from Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung about Souths, Jacques Coursil and Marque Gilmore: Hostipitality Suite;
Literature: “Tes derniers instants”, a poem by Billy Carl Kuatche Fowo, Marisol de la Cadena: “Uncommoning Nature”, a text in the Agropoetics reader
Archival material by: Leda Martins at “We Who Are Not The Same at Exercise #3: Screening, Lectures and Talk” with Nevline Nnaji and Bahia Shehab; Ivan “Ivy” Monteiro performing “Mother The Verb” , Ida Bencke reading “Soft Openings and Transcorporeality: Caring for Encounters II”, Latedjou’s Língua Livre – from a concert at The Long Term You Cannot Afford. On The Distribution Of The Toxic; Jihan El-Tahri Do They Feel My Shadow and Raisa Galofre with Rueda de Cumbia Music performance by Canoafolk Rueda De Cumbia at the INVOCATIONS of Whose Land Have I Lit On Now? Contemplations On The Notion Of Hostipitality
Sound piece: "Castles in the air" by Jasmina
Featured objects in Behind Shelves archive of performance: a bunch of ropes from “Pressure on Boys” by Markues
Bird: the master of mimicry Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)
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
06.09.2020 18:00 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.
04.10.2020 18:00 Geographies
This week, geographies comes together with its related words and melts down into microbiological landscapes during fermentation. Several accounts on maps, family archives both quotations and emergent thoughts are blurring our coordinates, our provenances, our aims. In praise of disorientation we’ll hear recurrent discussion with only yes and no, grooves of localities and lonely birds calling for the smooth movements and moving tongues. What do we talk about when we start with geographies?
Accounts on geographies with: ja/ne conversation with Yaseen Gadalla , Marleen Boschen fermenting ginger beer, Olani Ewunet’s voice letter, Doris Maninger with related terms, Antonia Alampi’s text “And he Said Map”, Raisa Galofre reading in the woods, Lili Somogyi reports from her grandma’s library, Kamila Metwaly’s family archive story, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung reciting, Anna Binta Diallo talking about her work
Literature: “Losing One’s Bearings: In Praise of Disorientation” by Seloua Luste Boulbina, “Language is Migrant” by Cecilia Vicuña, “Maps” by Lee Maracle
Sound piece: Anna Binta Diallo and her work Maps, The Density of the Transparent Wind, MC Manmeet Kaur: Locality
Archival material from lectures by: Wayne Modest at the SAVVY Contemporary during the INVOCATION for Geographies Of Imagination – Dis-Othering As A Method and Dr. Noa K. Ha at That, Around Which The Universe Revolves. On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space”
Featured objects in Behind Shelves archive of performance: a golden ball
Birds: Black-throated Loon, Common Crane (Grus grus)
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