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Roaming Rumours of Resistance on Radio Robida

Roaming Rumours of Resistance is a nomadic and parasitic radio program and the collaborative research framework of Johannes Reisigl and Juri Velt. Founded in 2022, we connect the voices of different beings, places and practices to queer our understanding of resistance. Together, we search for orientation in uncertain times to cultivate response-ability and new planetary imaginaries - embracing muddy becomings, clumsy solutions and feral beings in the thick present. It is through the slowness of our making and the intimacy through which we relate, that we hold space for vulnerable failings, doubt, not-knowing, (un-)learning and collective meaning-making.

From Thursday, October 26th to Sunday, October 29th we will be broadcasting live for the first time - online on and on site at openspace.innsbruck (Mentlgasse 12b).

During the first three days we invite you to join us for hybrid reading, listening, making and sharing between 3 PM and 6:30 PM. We will read aloud texts (in German or English) from authors such as Amitav Ghosh, Bayo Akomolafe, Byung Chul-Han, Robin Wall Kimmerer or Ursula K. Le Guin. These texts deal in different ways with questions of narrative making in light of current urgencies. What stories are told through our words and actions? What (other) stories are needed? And how can we tell these other stories? We will, at the same time, embroider on a large fabric to digest the reads with our hands and review them in mutual exchange. Thus, a visual landscape, situational knowledge and an archive of texts will be co-created as a foundation for further work on our radio and the stories we might encounter along the way.

On Sunday, we will present our "Feral Budget," a scheme for holistic budgeting that makes invisible work, hidden resources, and secret collaborators visible. Afterwards, from 6 PM onwards, we will guide you through songs (of resistance), with music from all genres and epochs, before ending the evening around food and drinks.

Juri Velt and Johannes Reisigl are local artists invited by curator Danijela Oberhofer Tonkovic in the framework of Magic Carpets, Creative Europe Platform Project.


Johannes Reisigl and Juri Velt

Johannes Reisigl:

Juri Velt:

Johannes Reisigl and Juri Velt both grew up in the Alps of Western Austria and have been connected in various forms as companions for over a decade whilst moving through different cities and landscapes independently. Before meeting again in the Netherlands for the completion of their studies at the MA Practice Held in Common and Sandberg Institute, Johannes studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and The Cooper Union in New York City whereas Juri studied photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig as well as architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.


Thursday, 26. Oktober
3:30 p.m.: “Als ob Literatur in dieser Gegenwart einen Sinn habe” by Laura Freudenthaler, from Playbook Klimakultur (ger.)
5:30 p.m.: “Der Sturz der Himmelsfrau” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, from Geflochtenes Süßgras, Die Weisheit der Pflanzen (ger.)

Friday, 27. Oktober
3:30 p.m.: “Die Tragetaschentheorie des Erzählens” by Ursula K. Le Guin, from Am Anfang war der Beutel (ger.)
5:30 p.m.: “Three Stories” by Donna Haraway, from the Essay “Otherworldly Conversations; Terrain Topics, Local Terms”, published in The Haraway Reader (eng.)

Saturday, 28. Oktober
3:30 p.m.: “Parallel Futures: One or Many Dystopias?” by Pedro Neves Marques, from e-flux Journal, Issue #99 (2019) (eng.)
5:30 p.m.: “We Are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself - Entangling Art, Activism & Autonomous Zones” by Isabelle Fremeaux & Jay Jordan, from We Are 'Nature' Defending Itself, Entangling Art, Activism and Autonomous Zones (eng.)

Sonntag, 29. Oktober
5:30 p.m.: Presentation of our Feral Budget
6:00 p.m.: Songs of Resistance

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