About Safina Radio Project
Safina Radio Projects are itinerant online broadcasting platforms, each edition acting as a roving stage for conversation and performance, working alongside contemporary art events.
The project adopts radio as a format for exploring subjects and concepts that relate to the aesthetic, social, cultural and political. The project space is one for binding different realities and experiences – with participants and listeners prompted by the site, context and its curatorial pretexts. Content varies with each iteration, combining travelogues (conversations), performative pieces and audio projects aimed at interrogating artistic practices, building on a broad spectrum of artists whose work draws from a variety of social and political contexts. Through a multiplicity of access points, Safina Radio Projects intend to broaden conversations and widen interactions, from playful through to more critical discourse.
Safina in Arabic means vessel or ship, with literary roots in reference to Noah’s Ark (سفينة نوح, Safina Nuh). Safina is also a manuscript, a special form of book with an elongated cover – when the book is opened, it resembles a long vessel. In Persian, ‘safineh’ is a synonym for jong which means a collection of essays or poems.
The first edition of Safina Radio Project took place during the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale
The second edition took place in partnership with the Dhaka Art Summit 2016
Produced by Art-iculate.org in partnership with Resonance FM
Supported by Hundred House
Founding partners: Anabelle de Gersigny and Alserkal Avenue