A recent text published in the belgium art review L’Art même gave to writer Estelle Nabeyrat the opportunity to make some interviews with singular radio projects she selected.
Founded in 2008 by the Cape Town based publication Chimurenga and curated by Ntone Edjabe, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, as well as an internet based radio station.Taking advantage of both the intimacy and unpredictability of the live studio space along with the reach and scope of the internet, PASS brings together a broad spectrum of artists, performers, writers and musicians, whose practices draw from a variety of contexts, to participate through conversations, performances and happenings that provoke us to rethink our histories and to speculate on our futures through artistic and cultural practice.
In organising sound, music and words into new forms of knowledge, PASS is a machine for travelling at the speed of thought, a probe for drilling into new levels of possibility space. Its mission is to challenge the concepts this present has of Africa and to excite new transitory and transient communities with each journey, bringing focus to collective experience and targeting an investigation into how we locate ourselves and how we mediate our human and historic commonality.
A radio show proposed by Estelle Nabeyrat