Gonna Make You Sweat

Block A: Friday (11am-12:15pm) / Saturday (2pm-3:15pm)

Block A: Friday (11am-12:15pm) / Saturday (2pm-3:15pm)

What does it feel like when artists challenge conventional radio and allow their lived experiences to inform their work? In this interactive listening session, NK, Phoebe, Mara and Ari - the founding members of RADIO (R)EJECTS - employ Sara Ahmed’s term ‘sweaty concepts’ to explore first person narrative stories. Using feminist theory by women of color as a lens for listening, you’ll be part of a conversation that expands upon asking what artistic choices shape “experimental” radio? How and why does it make us sweat? Presented by RADIO (R)EJECTS, a collective based out of Chicago, LA, and New Orleans.

This session intentionally carves out space for POC, femmes, people with disabilities, trans peeps, and queers who want to talk about how, why and for whom we tell our stories. ( Note : if this doesn’t describe you, that doesn’t mean you can’t attend! Please join respectfully as a friend, with a willingness to listen and learn.)


Featuring

Nicole Kelly

NK (@bitchfacepod) is an artist who uses sound, situation and prose to make revolution irresistible. NK is a proud member of Radio (R)ejects, a collective of queer and poc radio artists, whose 2019 Third Coast Breakout Session will get SWEATY with the question: "what does it sound like when we experiment with audio to capture our experiences?" This session will be for POC, femmes, people with disabilities, trans peeps and queers who want to talk about how, why and for whom we tell our stories.

Mara Lazer

Mara Lazer is a producer in New Orleans. Mara is a proud member of Radio (R)ejects, a collective of queer and poc radio artists, whose 2019 Third Coast Breakout Session will get SWEATY with the question: "what does it sound like when we experiment with audio to capture our experiences?" This session will be for POC, femmes, people with disabilities, trans peeps and queers who want to talk about how, why and for whom we tell our stories.

Ari(el) Mejia

Ari(el) Mejia (she/her) (@AriMejia12) is a Chicago native who came to radio production through reproductive justice organizing and education. Ari is a proud member of Radio (R)ejects, a collective of queer and poc radio artists, whose 2019 Third Coast Breakout Session will get SWEATY with the question: "what does it sound like when we experiment with audio to capture our experiences?" This session will be for POC, femmes, people with disabilities, trans peeps and queers who want to talk about how, why and for whom we tell our stories.

Phoebe Unter

Phoebe Unter (@bitchfacepod) produces audio & sound art. Phoebe is a proud member of Radio (R)ejects, a collective of queer and poc radio artists, whose 2019 Third Coast Breakout Session will get SWEATY with the question: "what does it sound like when we experiment with audio to capture our experiences?" This session will be for POC, femmes, people with disabilities, trans peeps and queers who want to talk about how, why and for whom we tell our stories.