WITH Shanti Suki Osman​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ with the participation of Marlo de Lara
ON AIR On Berlin 88.4 FM & Potsdam 90.7 as well as streamed online on our website, and Facebook account.

Due to the current Corona crisis, our UNTRAINING THE EAR project is being translated for radio and online channels. Three sound events will be broadcast on our 88.4 FM time in Berlin and 90.7 in Potsdam, as well as streamed online.

The third listening station is also the third piece in Shanti Suki Osman​​​​​​​​​​​​​’s​ loose trilogy of live listening and sound performances concerning privilege and bias, micro-aggressions and rage. Combining storytelling, pre-recorded sounds and intermittent instructions for the listeners, this extended piece for radio, shifts the focus to questions of balancing power from a marginalised perspective, problematising “one-size inclusion fits all” and calling more attention to voices in unwanted spaces – listening to contradictions in occasional discomfort.

SHANTI SUKI OSMAN is a Berlin-based artist and educator working with song, sound and radio, exploring the topics of identities, privilege, anti-racism and feminisms. She is research associate and teacher for Musicology at Humboldt University and doctoral candidate for Music Pedagogy at The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg focusing on women* of colour, sound-making and space-making. In Late Nights In Squat Bars she writes and sings feminist electro-pop with Dafne Della Dafne, and curates festivals and group shows – including the sound art exhibition and event series Hearing Now (Berlin June 2018). She was co-director of Die Remise (2019), a critical race and historical school project in Berlin founded by Carmen Mörsch, which was part of the preliminary programme of 11th Berlin Biennale (2019-20).

Residencies, und song und sound performances 2017–2020 include: DISTRICT BERLIN Studio Grant 2017–2018; Hidden Stories (2016–2018); Sonic Cyberfeminisms Residency and Launch, (Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge 2018, London 2019); The Hearing Test (English Theater Berlin, 2018); Hidden Library Stories: Magret und Nasreen (sonntagsbureau, 2018); SenseUs (London College of Communication, CRiSAP, 2018); Chipping Away (I AM NOT A FORTUNE COOKIE, ACUD), which was featured in Radiophrenia 2019; An Ode to Usha (Songs We Taught Your Mother, ausland, 2018); My Radiophonic Spaces (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2018) Future Sounds (Akademie der Autodidakten, Ballhaus Naunynstr, 2019); Die Remise (2018–2019).

MARLO DE LARA is a sound performance artist and experimental filmmaker. Completing a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, her research continues to address subjects relating to feminism, the postcolonial, representation of marginalized populations, and creative work as political action. After founding Ladyz in Noyz, an international virtual feminist collective for womxn, she continues to weave liberatory pedagogy into practice and collectivising.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
CURATORIAL TEAM Jasmina Al-Qaisi, with Kamila Metwaly, Mahnoor Lodhi and Ola Zielińska
CO-CURATORS Marcus Gammel and Jan Rohlf
MANAGEMENT Lema Sikod and Jörg-Peter Schulze
COMMUNICATION Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Anna Jäger
VISUALS Ola Zielińska
LAYOUT Juan Pablo García Sossa

COLLABORATORS Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival
SUPPORT Musicboard Berlin