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30/04/2020 - 02/05/2020
29/04/2020 - 30/04/2020
Oscillation – Mayday Radio Marathon
Jonathan Frigeri, Diana Duta, Julia E Dyck, Liew Niyomkarn, Inne Eysermans, Stijn Demeulenaere, martiensgohome, Kim Laugs, pali meursault, Elisa Ferrari, Olli Aarni, Edyta Jarząb, Sacred Realism, Roberta Miss aka +nurse+, DJ Marx&Engels, Lendl Barcelos, Afiip : African International Institute for Peace, Marcus Bergner, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Lazara Rosell Albear, Juniper Foam, AGF aka poemproducer, Anna Raimondo, Gea Brown, Teresa Cos, Meakusma, Jasmine Guffond, Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid, Ahti & Ahti , Giovanni Lami, Manfred Werder, Planète Concrète, AGF aka poemproducer, BNA/BBOT, Julia Eckhardt, Henry Andersen, Caroline Profanter, Penates (JD Zazie + Mat Pogo), Laurent Güdel

The second edition of Oscillation festival will take place as a 3-day radio marathon over the first weekend in May, in resonance with the Internation Day of Workers. In the absence of project funding, the format of radio offered us a possibility to nonetheless continue the festival and to use it as a framework to reflect on the notion of value in art and cultural organisation beyond the monetary. Radio has always been a favourite tool of autonomous, DIY and experimental practice; offering low-cost means of reaching people, diverse forms of expression, and new tools for thinking community, audience, and access. We want this year’s festival to be practical experiment in balancing responsible collaboration with an urgency to make space for things to happen.


Under the additional strain of collective lock-down measures, the festival has again adapted and will now take place entirely online. Formats were rethought where necessary as e.g. live streams, concerts-on-tape, focus radio-features, workshops via video-conference, and experiments in synchronised remote performance. In the necessary absence of a live-local audience, attention again folds out to a public dispersed in space. These new conditions created the possibility to draw on friends and contributors from other places, to see a wider spread of autonomous practices in dialogue with those in Brussels. In this way the festival can stay with the initial plan to be an open laboratory for near-continuous broadcast; a reflection on communities of producers and listeners, on making do, doing-it-ourselves, doing-it-with-others, and using what is at hand.


Online workshops 28/4, 29/4 and 30/4 by:
Julia E. Dyck, poemproducer aka AGF, and Jasmine Guffond


Flyer design by Meeuw

Laurent Guedel 10/7/20
Tucuxi (Mika Oki & Irwin Barbé) 12/3/20
Future Perfect (Julia Dyck & Amanda Harvey) 4/3/20

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