Transmitted through soundwaves, the viral sound-image resonates with each listeners’ body and enables instances of empathy, embedding distant bodies into unseen togetherness. Passage exhibition questions the visual as a dominant modality of knowledge acquisition in an era disproportionately dependent upon quantitative assessment of reality and lacking in tools for qualitative understanding.
Every Friday at 6pm, a newly commissioned piece is aired, with formats ranging from guided listening experiences to musical genealogies suggesting different ways of ordering the sensible.
OMSK Social Club
“Utopiates: The Freedom Cell” is a real game play which features thematics of understanding
acid as a primal technology. The work used concentrated LSD to open up a collective
experience of artificially induced virtual reality, exploring the collective mind made neurocosmic
through social intelligence, technological extensions and radical holographic imagineering. The
RGP was created by OMSK Social Club and the sonic recording cut up and sampled by
“Minutes on the Last Sermon” by writer, poet, artist-curator and producer Candice Nembhard
a.k.a okcandice explores the impact of oratorical traditions within the church on queer
contemporary performance spaces. The project features spoken word, gospel music and
archival footage. It is dedicated to the late J P Nembhard.
A collective from Lensbased Class of the University of the Arts Berlin took thirteen separate
recorded walks for Passage exhibition. The result is one hour of sonic pathways to walk with
one another while being apart; to bring the outside inside. The radio station plays the role of a
medium to connect with the listener's ears, mind and feet: to go somewhere together, apart...
and never arrive anywhere.
Isabel Lewis’ contribution is a guided experience for collective listening. The multi-sensory
occasion creates formats for alternative modes of sociality between human and more-than
human agents. As an embodiment experiment it encourages the listener to connect with their
inner worlds in order to become more radically receptive to their outer worlds.
For Passage exhibition, Astrit Ismaili is teaming up with their sister Blerta Ismaili to curate and
conceptualise a virtual musical album for their mother Selvete Krasniqi. Belonging to the
pioneer generation of female music composers in Kosovo, her work is made available online
for the first time. In this intimate, familial conversation, listeners have the chance to encounter
their mother’s artistic journey that started in the early 80s and continued until the early 2000s.
Born out of times of intense political climate, the tracks are alternating between genres of pop,
folk and children’s music.
Documentation material courtesy and copyright of the artists, designer and Cashmere Radio. Design by Fred Heinsohn.