MAMA closes the year with you on the air

From December 2 until December 8 MAMA transforms the showroom in the Witte de Withstraat into a live and online radio station with a one-week-long colourful parade of audio-addicted performers, musicians and artists. We are looking back at 2019, but also forward to 2020. For this special occasion MAMA is building a ‘sonic camera obscura’, with a radio studio and a lounge where you are treated to eargasmic wavelengths. And if you feel inspired, feel free to walk into the studio to share your thought spirals with the world. There is plenty of room in the booth and we are flexible; hosts Lila Athanasiadou and Willem de Haan will welcome you with open arms.

All broadcasts can be listened on this page or via the easy to remember URL; or come join us in the showroom-studio during broadcasts. For fun, you can also tune in to 105.3 FM if you are within the Witte de Withstraat.

What’s on the programme? Talkative curators telling stories about their experiences developing exhibitions in MAMA, funky DJ’s, soundscape-performers, a band, someone cooking an egg every day, talents from Team MAMA sharing their passions, artists who don’t know any better; we made sure there is something to love for everybody. This is MAMA’s last project of the year – you are very welcome in the showroom. We promise you radio like you have never heard it before.

For the planners amongst us: the complete programme is published online soon!

17:00 – 17:10 Welcome + Awkward Introductions
Get to know your hosts, Lila Athanasiadou and Willem de Haan as they awkwardly introduce each other.

17:10 – 17:30 Egg Radio
Awkward Introductions Radio’s very own cooking show! Everyday another egg based dish 🍳 Fun fact: listeners in MAMA‘s showroom can have an actual taste!

17:30 – 18:15 The place-in-between
A show by On The Point-member Nikki Georgiou! She will finally release some secret info about her project the place-in-between. Expect stories and field recordings straight out of the south (of Rotterdam)! Read more about On The Point here.

18:15 – 19:00 Metallic Daydream
A stream of consciousness, an interior soundscape, dreamscape or hellscape, a metallic daydream by Allison Henriquez

19:00 – 21:00 3 Years of Neverland Cinema
NeverLand Cinema is celebrating it’s 3rd year of existence today! Come and enjoy our cinema setup in the showroom and listen to two hours of history’s best movie soundtracks.

Cheap Tuesday!

Today is the day we really had to save on our budget. To make big things possible on other days, today’s production had to be as cheap as possible. Six artists were invited to make a radio item for just €10. How many minutes of radio could you make for that?

We’re amazed by all the plans, concepts and formats! This is what you can do with very little money:

17:00 – 17:20 Egg Radio
After yesterday’s big succes, Egg Radio returns! This time we’ll have a guest appearance by MAMA’s director Nathalie Hartjes. As a student she, just like all of us, sometimes drank just a little bit too much. In this edition of Egg Radio she will share the perfect hangover recipe with all listeners! Come to the showroom (Witte de Withstraat 29-31) to have a taste and rate this egg-dish!

17:20 – 18:00 Auriculotherapy with Lily Lanfermeijer and Angelica Falkeling
Did you know that, in some forms of alternative treatment the ear is seen as a micro system that reflects the entire body? Let me tell you, it is! The ear is seen as a map for organs and emotions interior to its outer shell. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. Next to this an ear adorned by piercing types function as landmarks for particular trends. In Auriculotherapy Lily Lanfermeijer and Angelica Falkeling will take you on a fieldtrip threw the mapped-out ear. With contributions of Jacob DwyerMaiko Jinushi, Jorge Menna Barreto and Michelle Son.

18:00 – 19:00 SoftRain&ThunderstormSoundswithFirePlace.mp4
It’s a dark Tuesday evening in the beginning of december.
When Maarten Nico (aka Clochard Chic), gets caught broadcasting from behind is computer. Strolling on a digital high street with nothing but time in his pocket.

19:00 – 20:00 Spreekbeurtenavond
It’s a dark Tuesday evening again. The chef and his cooks all prepared a spreekbeurt as they walk trough the streets of Arnhem with a kratje bier in their hands. They’re on their way to the weekly spreekbeurtenavond. If you happen to work in the horeca, Tuesday evening is your Sunday evening. The only difference is that you will have to entertain yourself. Since the cool bar, the bar you work in, is closed that day. Matthieu Reijnoudt, Derk Derksen, Rens Pörtzgen and Thomas Burger entertain themselves and each other with interesting and odd spreekbeurten every Tuesday. This Tuesday they are invited to share this weekly gathering on live radio for first time. I hope the fee will cover their kratje bier.

20:00 – 20:15 Alex Phillips
This talent from Rotterdam is famous for Pure Propoganda and the You and I record. And we’re lucky, you and me! Because Alexandra is bringing her You and I record to Awkward Introductions Radio. It sounds exactly like it’s title, come by and have a listen!

20:15 – 20:30 Opening night at the Klevan Gallery
In this autobiographical dream-telling you are invited (or forced) to experience an opening night like many others at the Klevan Gallery. A night where each visitor is too busy with themselves to find their glasses; to look at the art; to see the underlying and everlasting social patterns; and to detect what a mere janitor has to do with it all. With sisters Sarah Klevan and Anna Klevan.

20:30 – 21:15 C.V. De Gierboys
Due to tradition this act’s description is in Dutch: Over je Gier met C.V. De Gierboys: De Mega Clip Release Special! De Brabanders Tommy SmitsSteven de Kok en Bas hebben elkaar gevonden op de kunstacademie in Den Haag. Sindsdien representeren ze de zuidelijke traditie carnaval in heel de randstad en ver daarbuiten. Tijdens de Awkward Introductions Radio show presenteren zij voor het eerst de super nieuwe mega clip!

13:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Rush Hour ft Willem De Haan
Willem would take us on a tour at Witte de Withstraat on lunch time rush hour!

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Transcarpathia ft Nick Thomas
Transcarpathia is a show comprised of field recordings from a summer film shoot in western Ukraine, in and around around Lviv, the Carpathian mountains, and a few places between. The recordings document environmental phenomena and people going about their lives: working, talking, buying and selling, hanging out, and singing.

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
9-to-5 ft Lila Athenasladova
In short intermissions 9-5 will look into different aspects of work and leisure. In this first intermission we are looking on how work takes a toll on love and desire.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
on this ground we are walking ft Katherine MacBride
Who does what work for whom? And given the infinities of work that don’t fit existing theories of value, what might work even mean? Join Katherine for some music and words that wander around topologies of work and fall off their edges.

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
9-to-5 podcast ft Lila Athenasladova & Tim Seegers
We are joined by Voor14 campaign organiser Tim Seegers who’s going to discuss the reasons behind organizing, the urgencies of unionizing in the Netherlands and the goals of their campaign for increasing minimum wage to 14 euros.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Leisure with Willem De Haan
Willem and MIKA teach you how to relax and stay productive all at once.

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Egg Radio ft Lila Athenasladova & Willem De Haan
Join us for a special 45 min cooking slot with stories about miners, and work anthems.

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Rush Hour ft Willem De Haan
Willem will get stuck in traffic and reflect on commuting activities.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
9-to-5 podcast ft Lila Athenasladova
On this second intermission, we are looking to all the work that is invisible, maintenance work, support work, care work, love work with a look back at a few of the milestones in the history of an aesthetics of female disalienation.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Original sound track for a factory of knowledge ft Santiago PinyolNatalia SorzanoRaluca Croitoru
The Original Sound Track for a Factory of Knowledge program is live-translation fansub group -fan translation refers to the unofficial translation of various forms of written or multimedia products made by fans (Fan labor), often into a language in which an official translated version is not yet available-.Natalia Sorzano, Raluca Croitoru and Santiago Pinyol will bring texts previously untranslated into english to share them and live translate them on the radio. The works are of any kind and different languages.

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Conversas ft Eun Lee + Angeliki Tzortzakakii + Jeroen Muts
Conversas is a self-organized art project, initiated in 2012, in Lisbon by Constança Saraiva and Mafalda Fernandes. Conversas (conversations in Portuguese) is based on the principle of story-sharing with people gathered in a selected location. During the event, three Conversadores (those who start the conversation) bring something to share with the gathered group, for thirty minutes each. Today we are joined by:
1/ Eun Lee (Bluestocking Society) a designer, will talk about an artistic, social and collaborative research project dedicated to developing, and supporting alternatives for everyday sexism through design, artistic practices, discussions, and screening. The first screening series will be at Worm and in The Netherland.
2/Angeliki Tzortzakaki (Last night I dreamt of being on an island not far from here)Angeliki Tzortzakaki’s work lies in-between text, movement and small notes on everyday life. For Conversas, we will sit comfortably and whisper secrets and gossips while dreaming of possible landscapes. Attempts of oral storytelling and moments of awkwardness and shyness will encounter our hoarse voices.
3_/Jeroen Muts (How to become an active citizen)Rotterdam needs you! Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference in your city? Come and learn how to make a change and get a glimpse behind the scenes of Rotterdam city hall.

17:00 – 17:30 Egg Radio
Fourth edition of a successful live egg-cooking show, with Yahaira Brito Morfe as today’s special guest!

17:30 – 18:30 Mind Blowing Implosions
Blow sound waves in- and out of your mind with Ioana Răileanu, famous for a wonderful contribution to the exhibition The Mind-Blowing Institute.

18:30 – 19:30 Apa Kabar Spin Offs
Artist L.C. von Sukmeister returns to our showroom for a throwback to the good times after his participation in the exhibition Apa kabar? (What’s new?).

19:30 – 20:30 Smeared States Podcast continues
Part numero two of the Smeared States Podcast by Lila Athenasladova and Kari Robertson! Re-listen part one here.

20:30 – 21:30
Artist Elias Cafmeyer made an artwork for the Various Exhibition Titles exhibition that was never shown in the exhibition space. He will finally tell us all about it!

21:30 – 21:45 Sleep over
After a whole lotta throwbacks to last years exhibitions it’s time for MAMA’s staff to get emotional and express their love for the showroom! Let’s never leave this place ever again! Or at least till tomorrow morning.

21:45 – 22:30 AstroTV
Team MAMA takes over and will introduce us to the world of spirituality – through talks from Luna and Sol about the Moon, the Sun, aromatherapy, cooking with magic and how senses get triggered by smells, sounds and taste. Curious about your won faith? E-mail

22.30 – 23:15 The Spiritual/Phenomenal Realm of Jinns
Valienska Magfira will share some Indonesian folk stories about the mystical creatures Jinns.

23:15 – 00:00 Bedtime Stories by Eli Cholakova
We’ll fall asleep with a sweet/spooky bedtime stories including some famous MAMA characters.

00:00 – 00:15 Rush Hour
The last Rush Hour set on Awkward Introductions Radio will pay tribute to a true local Witte de Withstraat type rush hour: going home drunk.

17:00 – 17:30
Egg Radio ft Willem De Haan & Wouter van der Hallen
Join us for another egg radio together with our dear Facilitator, Wouter.

17:30 – 17:45
RAAR takeover ft Joshua ThiesMartina Margini & Natasha Taylor
Joshua founder of RAAR will moderate a discussion on various radio-making approaches and share some field recordings. Martina will join discussing “take you there” radio and her weather warlock project. Natasha will reflect on incubate open source radio as well as her practice making radio plays and theremin soundscapes. Check them out on:

19:45 – 20:30
Radio-active female monstrosity ft Angeliki Diakrousi
Angeliki D.’s research is focused on amplifying female voices. During her performance Radio-active female monstrosity she uses her voice, as well as an online sound archive she built to play, layer and gradually distort into chaos. The female voice becoming the male voice, becoming the monster, the otherworldly voice.

20:30 – 21:00
[ASMR] Radio Boyfriend ft Pradapony69 (Niek Hilkmann)
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have your very own ASMR boyfriend, one that talks really soft and only about radio? During this performance Pradapony69 will send chills down your spine while explaining the difference between long waves and microwaves.

21:00 – 21:30
Stations of Exception ft Jad S
Jad Saliba taps on the subject of radio circuit bending, specifically focusing on the sound artifacts that may arise from this malleable topography, intimidating so-called “white spaces” — the gaps that exists in between the “Am-Fm” radio stations.
In addition to this, he also creates soundscapes from broadcasted materials to generate complex shapes and abstract distorted speeches.

18:00 – 18:45 Egg Radio
We’ll heat up our studio with the 6th episode of the already classic live cooking show: Egg Radio!

18:45 – 19:00 Commercials
C.V. de Gierboys are back on Awkward Introductions Radio with a whole lot more good things to promote!

19:00 – 20:00 Akat Hisia & The Postmodern Trauma Kids
Songs for Awakening from the Meaning Crisis* (Mndfck Gnrtn)
A ritualistic (transjective), live performance meant as an antidote against the postmodern conundrum, the meaning crisis.

20:00 – 20:15 Commercials
Today’s broadcast is sponsored by Serious Business. They offer conceptual, emotional and structural support to your visions!

20:15 – 21:15 D.J. Klapsalon
Local Rotterdam DJ-hero Klapsalon will be the first to play a full hour vinyl set on Awkward Introductions Radio. Hardcore! (Selfies only after the gig please).

21:15 – 21:30 Commercials
In the field – AW 19/20 w/ Jake Caleb
Walking and talking you through the sounds of the current Autumn/Winter season. Featuring a water management tour of Zuid-Holland, overnight in Norway: our hostel review and birdwatching for beginners lifestyle editorial.

21:30 – 22:30 DJ Juju Love
Born as a baby just like you and me, DJ Juju Love grew up to be one of the most successful DJ’s in the Groninger pool party scene. Never forget to bring your swimsuit!

22:30 – 22:45 Commercial
Maarten van Bieslook is 20 years old and currently preparing his art school application. Through painting, photography and performance he is trying to find his position in society.

22:45 – 23:45 DJ Campingstoel
After going to the wrong club every weekend DJ Campingstoel started to hate the typical DJ-guys. The latest fashion, good haircut and no smile on the face. “What is this?” he thought. Then DJ Campingstoel entered the game, with just one seemingly simple goal: to make the audience have fun again. Only classic bangers, not even mixed, confetti always in the air, MC Wittie who can not even MC. DJ Campingstoel doesn’t care about our professional audio quality, as long the audience has the best night of their week.

15:30 – 16:30 Introduction of the 2020 Poule
Get to know MAMA’s new curatorial poule. With Angela Chan, Worknot, Leana Boven and Mary Ponomareva!

17:00 – 17:30 Egg Radio
The 7th and last episode of the classic Awkward Introductions Radio live cooking show. With Kim de Haas who will prepare us a lovely egg-cocktail!

17:30 – 22:00 Finale
Final chapter of Awkward Introductions Radio! Tune in for emotional toasts and house DJ’s Gari Koolen and Martijn Koole!

Awkward Radio Introductions is a throwback to the four exhibitions developed in MAMA in 2019. We reflect on the shows curated by Dieuwke Boersma, Maria Lamslag, Lila Athanasiadou and Willem de Haan and how they experienced their involvement with MAMA. We also invited a bunch of friends who are treating us to some wonderful radio items inspired by the themes of the four exhibitions; in this way we say goodbye to 2019 in style. Finally, during A.I.R. we also look into the future with the programme makers who will be part of MAMA in 2020.

About HOME

HOME is the leitmotiv by which we encourage conversation about conceptions regarding belonging, representation and identification. HOME is a fundament, the place you return to and anchorpoint for the journey onward. HOME (offline as well as online) is the start of feeling connect to others. Under the name HOME we also present exhibitions in the showroom of MAMA. In collaboration with young makers we express interpretations about HOME | IN REAL LIFE | NETWORKS.


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