CTG(R)_Zimbabwe2018


ANDREA ABBATANGELO

PROJECT RADIOLONDON 


Project RadioLondon* is my long term experimental work in which performance, teaching and media arts practices encounter and inspire each other. 

The project consists of a series of sound sculptures and site specific installations which will form a gallery of biographic-portraits of artists that moved from Southern and Eastern to Northern Europe. I aim to produce a series of biographic portraits of artists who actually are living the experience of migration as a personal, social and political opportunity for both the artists but also the societies they migrate too. This is in stark contrast to popular perceptions, especially amongst Europeans, of migration as a negative phenomenon*’. 


The project will provide artists from less developed countries with visibility in more affluent communities, thereby increasing their likelihood of professional success.  One important manifestation of inequality is the difference in opportunity faced by domestic residents versus immigrants. The goal is to connect groups and collaborative events in physical places to a digital archive of documentation: a Web Radio that will work as a platform of empowerment and m mobilization because facilitates and moves people to act together and is also a model which tends to promote long-term relationships.


*Radio London (in Italian Radio Londra) was the name used in Italy for the radio broadcasts of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), starting from 27 September 1938, aimed at the populations of German-dominated continental Europe. The idea may have come from the Italians themselves, as the Arabic-language broadcasts received from Radio Bari in southern Italy were very popular in the Middle East and North Africa, where British and French influence was predominant and where they soon acquired an attentive and interested audience in the local upper middle class. The BBC's Italian-language broadcasts began with the Munich crisis. With the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, Radio London's broadcasts increased, reaching 4.15 hours in 1943. The success of Radio London's broadcasts was because the British War Office, instead of managing their propaganda broadcasts directly, had entrusted them to a self-governing body, the BBC, which was already well known for its independent journalistic style, with news kept separate from comments. Radio London's editorial staff became famous for their timeliness in transmitting information around the world, with a direct and pragmatic, typically British style.


*’People in Europe tend to hold more negative views  towards immigration, with the majority (52%) saying immigration levels should be decreased (IOM, 2015). On the contrary, attitudes towards immigration levels are more positive in the United States (US), with the majority (63.33%) saying immigration levels should be increased. In Europe, immigration was viewed as the number one public issue ahead of terrorism and the economy  in 2016 (European Commission, 2016), and recent survey results suggest that the attitudes towards immigration may have become more negative (IPSOS, 2016).


EMERGENCY! CALL FOR SUPPORT DZIMBANHETE 


Case Alert

18 December 2018


ZLHR CHALLENGES EVICTION OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM SACRED HERITAGE SITE ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to restore occupation of land to more than 40 families and 136 children, who were forcibly evicted from a sacred heritage site last week by armed police officers. 46 adults and 136 children were left homeless on Friday 14 December 2018 after they were forcibly evicted without a court order from Nharira Hills located at Somerby just outside Harare by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) members in violation of provisions of Section 74 of the Constitution by armed ZRP members, who damaged their houses using crowbars, threw their possessions out in the open, and burnt a thatched house, which held traditional relics of the community and over $2 000 in cash which had been saved for traditional offerings. This left the evictees to sleep out in the open subject to the elements in the rainy season, as they have nowhere else to go with their families’ health set to deteriorate as they continue to sleep out in the open. In an urgent chamber application filed in the High Court, Fiona Iliff of ZLHR argued that the eviction of the Nharira community was illegal, unlawful and violated their right to freedom from arbitrary eviction enshrined in section 74 of the Constitution, their right to dignity and not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment in terms of Sections 51 and 53 of the Constitution, their right to the property, which has been or is likely to be destroyed or damaged contrary to Section 71 of the Constitution and their rights to be consulted prior to  the eviction in terms of Section 68 of the Constitution and the Administrative Justice Act.


https://www.gofundme.com/help-to-bulid-temporary-shelter-for-40-families?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_shareflow_w&fbclid=IwAR3-mw9Ib0nFDjq8UnLeBk3KKNi4--GPKVxznfyGsH9k5SO3sJJnoyBlL1Y


The Hut - Zdimbanhete


on the left on August 2018

on the right on December 2018



Project RadioLondon _ Harare for CTG(R): Zimbabwe 2018


CTG(R): Zimbabwe is organized in collaboration between the CTG Collective, Catinca Tabacaru gallery (New York / Harare) and Dzimbanhete Arts & Culture Interactions. CTG(R): Zimbabwe is now evolving parallel to the broader CTG(R) program and has resulted in institutional and museum projects internationally.


From the press realease of CTG-R: ZIMBABWE 2018 at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Harare:


“From politics into poetry, Andrea Abbatangelo moves from stranger to familiar. His methodology was one of field research, understanding the surrounding space and culture. A chair stands tall underneath a native tree, looking from above, bird watching maybe; while a sculpture-cum- basketball-net introduces a foreign entity to the community’s meeting space – the Somaby Shop.”

Project RadioLondon _ Harare


2018


public sculpture, steel, pigment and audio gel system


86,21 x 23,60 x 23,60 inches


220 x 60 x 60 cm

Project RadioLondon _ Harare


2018


public sculpture, steel, pigment and audio gel system


86,21 x 23,60 x 23,60 inches


220 x 60 x 60 cm

THE PROJECT


Project RadioLondon consists of a series of  sou-nd sculptures and site specific sound installations which will form a gallery of portraits of artists that moved from Southern and Eastern to Northern European cities.


My aim is to connect physical places to a digital archive of documentary audio portraits following a program of performative and collaborative events which will be recorded and stored in a Web Radio.



USEFUL INFO


Further information about the Residency Programme and the Crowfunding.

 

MISSION


Project RadioLondon calls for itinerant sounds-workshops to engage sound art practice as a means of critically  representation of mobility and art practice through collaboratively experiences an alternative system of representation and self-representation based on engagement and self-cultivation.


Project RadioLondon is made by an artist for other artists and we are going to invite mutual collegues and meet local communities during a nomadic session of workshops giving voice to activism and encouraging individuals and groups of people and involving them in multidiscipinary sessionS of work.

Press


CTG(R): ZIMBABWE 2018



Opening Reception:

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 3PM

CTG Harare, Plot 1, Stonehurts, Harare, Zimbabwe

 


Dzimbanhete Arts & Culture Interactions, the CTG Collective, and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery invite you to celebrate the third iteration of our art residency - CTG(R): Zimbabwe 2018.


Residency Artists

Andrea Abbatangelo - Italy

Ranti Bam – Nigeria

Felix Kindermann – Germany

Capucine Gros – France

Terrence Musekiwa – Zimbabwe

Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi – Zimbabwe

Xavier Robles de Medina – Surinam


Organizers

Chikonzero Chazunguza

Jonathan Dube

Raphael Guilbert

Rachel Monosov

Justin Orvis Steimer

Catinca Tabacaru

 


The Residency was founded in , the two institutions have collaborated on four major projects in Zimbabwe, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.  With the support of Dzimbanhete Art & Culture Interactions and CTG Collective as a collaboration between the 2015inclulding the building of our first structure - CTG Harare designed by Rachel Monosov; an annual art residency held at Dzimbanhete; and an exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare curated by Catinca Tabacaru.  The Residency's artists have gone on to participate in international residencies; gallery and institutional exhibitions in cities including New York, Paris, and London; and in the past year in the Biennales of Venice, Bamako, and Dakar.


This year marks an important milestone in the Residency's development.  For the first time, CTG(R): Zimbabwe put out an Open Call and received over 120 applications from artists in 40 countries.  The selected artists landed in Zimbabwe at the beginning of August, familiarized themselves with the current context, and have been producing new works, which will be presented this Saturday, August 25th, at CTG Harare. 

 



Directions:

From Harare - towards Norton down Bulawayo Road. Left at the VOX POPULI billboard (just before Lion Cheetah Park) after which signs are posted.


Public Program

The exhibition is open daily to the public by appointment.

Please call Chikonzero Chazunguza at +263 783 499954 or email info@ctgcollective.com to plan your visit.

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