Our movements are loud

The Bridge Radio presents a radio-play that is produced collectively by different people, with and without Danish citizenship, connected with each other through their experience of the Danish asylum system.

In our practice the process of working collectively across privileges is both a tool and a theme. The sound installation consists of various perspectives, positions and voices that converge towards a narrative of struggles against deportation. These interwoven stories, told by activists operating from within and without the asylum camps, take place within an imaginary scenario.

 

In our work we target the racist structures we experience within Fortress Europe. By focusing on life in the asylum camps – the real-life materialization of aforementioned structures – we reveal how segregation between people with and without European citizenship, with and without rights and privileges, is constructed and maintained.

In our work we target the racist structures we experience within Fortress Europe. By focusing on life in the asylum camps – the real-life materialization of aforementioned structures – we reveal how segregation between people with and without European citizenship, with and without rights and privileges, is constructed and maintained. Through the play we want to make visible the daily fight of people being subjected to these policies, analyze how mainstream media represents acts of resistance, and think how to build collective strategies to disrupt and break these oppressive structures, without centering on whiteness.

The stories in the radio play are based on real events that have taken place in asylum camps, airplanes and in larger protests that The Bridge Radio and its network has participated.

The process of creating the radio play started with a workshop in writing and drama for radio with writer Athena Farrokhzad, director Saga Gärde and sound designer Arash Pandi.

Contributors:
Texts and voices: Laila, Serafin, Cedric, Barly, Kirstine, Arash, Nanna, Arendse, Shakira, Fayeza, Carina, Nanna, Kathrine and Allan.

Sound recordings from the Bridge Radio Archive:
Quotes by Audre Lorde, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Nicholas De Genova and Bertolt Brecht.

Radio drama workshop: Athena Farrokhzad and Saga Gärde.
Recordings and editing: The Bridge Radio.
Sound design: Arash Pandi.

On The Bridge Radio

The Bridge Radio is an independent radio project created by migrants and non-migrants, who produce radio about migration, asylum and people’s movements. While staying critical towards the dominant discourse on asylum and migration the Bridge Radio aims to share information around the current developments related to asylum and migration, striving to spread the stories of resistance and struggles for the freedom of movement.

 

The Bridge Radio started in 2015 as a protest against the repressive migration regime in EU.

The Bridge Radio started in 2015 as a protest against the repressive migration regime in EU. Today, border and migration issues are visible in the public debate, but it is rarely presented from the perspective of those taking the journey or experiencing the asylum system themselves.

Recent exhibitions with The Bridge Radio: Economy of Migrant Labor – for the Right to Work, Solo exhibition at CAMP 2018, (Center for Art on Migration Politics), Exhibition and residency at Marabouparken Konsthall 2017, Stockholm, Bridge Radio at Roskilde Festival 2017, kurateret af CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics), Captured Outside 2 2017 at the exhibition Migration Politics: Three CAMP exhibitions at the SMK at Statens Museum for Kunst Köpenhamn curated by CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics).