The Ether and Radio Alhara: Ella Finer, Hazem Jamjoum, and Reem Shadid
Fellow Urok Shirhan convenes a session with BAK, centering her research on audio forms,”collective listening, acoustic commons, and… what the shift from the eye to the ear could hold for us.” Over two days and a few digital sessions, Fellows heard talks about historic uses of radio, listened to sound pieces alone together, and experimented with forms of practice online. Joined by artist and researcher Ella Finer, audio curator Hazem Jamjoum, and curator and radio host Reem Shadid, As Urok writes:
Moving away from the dominance of the visual and representational, the current wave of newly established Internet radios to emerge out of the global lockdown is undoubtedly shifting modes of perception.
In addition, Shirhan joins Shadid on the radio program “Listening with Reem Shadid” to discuss Shirhan’s Fellowship research Lovesong Revolution on Radio Alhara.