Radioprogram: Pan African Space Station


17.02.21 – 20.02.21

I løpet av fire dager vil radiokanalen Pan African Space Station (PASS) kringkaste daglige sendinger produsert for gruppeutstillingen Actions of Art and Solidarity kuratert av Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) og vist på Kunstnernes Hus.

PASS-sendingene blir sendt mellom kl. 14:00 til 16:00 hver dag. De kan høres i bokhandelen på Kunstnernes Hus og på nett. Klikk her for å lytte.

Om sendingene

Pan African Space Station (PASS) er en periodisk, pop-up live radiokanal, et rom for utstillinger og performance, en forskningsplattform og levende arkiv, samt en internettbasert radiostasjon.

PASS-sendingene som er beskrevet her, fokuserer på historier og forskning publisert i Festac '77-boken. Her vil vi se tilbake på de panafrikanske festivalene (PANAFESTs) som fant sted i post-uavhengighetstiden.

Dag 1: 17. februar

Benin 1897 to Festac 1977, re-membering Erhabor Emokpae.

What are the legacies of Benin 1897? And how did the art of Erhabor Emokpae, designer of Festac’s visual identity, reignite the debate? Considering restitution debates and politics and the significance of Erhabor Emokpae, PASS hosts a conversation featuring Emokpae’s son the visual artist Isaac Emokpae, his granddaughter Ese Otubu, and the late Erhabor Emokpae himself.

Dag 2: 18. februar

Freedom and Control, Technology and Science: a conversation with Arild Boman.

On this day in 1977, Agege Motor Road in Lagos, Fela Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic was infamously rampaged by military police. Arild Boman, a scientist, educator and experimental musician, witnessed the scene while attending Festac as a broadcasting consultant for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). In this PASS session we inquire how, with colleagues at the University of Lagos, Boman came to co-produce a remarkable Festac questionnaire and co-organise the Festac ‘77 Video Art Workshop.

Day 3: 19 Feb

Pan-Africanisms, Afro-Asian movement and Tricontinentalism.

Exploring red and black solidarities, PASS listens to a variety of voices, including Uhuru Phalafala and Christopher Lee, about conferences and festivals, Alex La Guma’s Soviet journeying, the project of Third-Worldism, and networks of writers and artistic groups culturally working for liberation.

Day 4: 20 Feb

Amandla! Power to the people and poets: a conversation with Lindiwe Mabuza.

PASS welcomes an ambassador of cultural-politics, scholar-poet mam Lindiwe Mabuza to share stories of her consciousness-raising and activism in the USA, then at Festac ’77 and as the ANC’s Chief Representative in Sweden where she helped conduct the movements of Amandla Cultural Group.