A NIGHT WITH RADIO ATLAS
RADIO DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME
Radio Atlas is a platform for subtitled audio - documentaries, dramas, works of sound art - made in languages you don’t necessarily speak. At this event we’re screening work which explores what falls through the cracks within language. In ‘Writer’, Katharina Smets enters a room as a reporter but finds her words floating free of their meaning, drawing her deeper into danger. A repeated refrain, from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, begins to embody the tension in the room - ‘That is not what I meant at all’. In ‘My Share of the Sky’, Sheida Jahanbin and Rikke Houd offer an audio language which cracks and fragments. English, Farsi and Norwegian jaggedly interrupt each other, artfully dizzying the listener. We feel the disorientation of Jahanbin as she is forced to move from Iran to Norway in search of a new home, a new language, a new self - lost in translations.