Saturday, January 21, 3-4pm
Saturday, February 11, 3-4pm
Saturday, February 25, 3-4pm
Radio Equals, initiated by claude wittmann in 2014, consists of one-on-one conversations about equality in as egalitarian a way as possible. The hour-long conversations are broadcast live in the gallery on select dates and at claudewittmann.ca/radio/radio_equals_TPW.html. They are not recorded; listeners are invited to be present in the gallery during the broadcasts. The conversations are designed as a relay, with each conversation partner inviting the next.
Saturday, January 21, 3-4pm: claude wittmann and Julian Higuerey Núñez;
Documentation by Alison Cooley
Saturday, February 11, 3-4pm: Julian Higuerey Núñez and Rodrigo Marti;
Documentation by Yaniya Lee
Saturday, February 25, 3-4pm: Rodrigo Marti and Rohan Ramsay;
Documentation by Genevieve Flavelle
Radio Equals is a project initiated by claude wittmann in 2014 and which has been given life by about 15 people up until now. Radio Equals aims at being a thread of bodies and minds exploring equality in process and content and it manifests sporadically as one-on-one egalitarian, one-hour long conversations about equality. The conversations take place in intimate settings, such as a sound booth in a performance art festival, a closed kitchen of a gallery, a home or an office and this intimacy is extended to listeners through the intrinsic quality of live radio, be it FM narrowcast and/or FM broadcast and/or live streaming through an internet channel (NAISA, CFRC, CKUT. Wikiradio UQAM, Radio Equals temporary live-streaming site). Radio Equals is not recorded or podcasted.
claude wittmann was born in Switzerland and now lives in Toronto. He works as a bicycle mechanic and performance artist. He is currently concerned by the (disem)power(ment) of art in triggering social change. claudewittmann.ca.
Julian Higuerey Núñez (1983) lives in Toronto.
Rodrigo Marti is a Mexican-Canadian artist working primarily in drawing, painting and installation. He has a Bachelor Degree from Concordia University and an MFA in Social Practices from OTIS. His work traces personal, familial and cultural histories in an empirical process of discovery that is constantly negotiating his role, rights and responsibilities as an artist, citizen and an individual. His recent body of work looks at his historical use of imagery and weaves personal mythologies through a drawing diary, assemblages and the making of stage props that mark pseudo-fictional life events. He currently lives and works in Toronto.
Grenadian-Canadian Rohan Ramsay is a Toronto based photographer. Tripping head first into art by working at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada, Rohan became obsessive about western art’s inclusion and its esoteric discourse. This found Rohan questioning the fluidity his own identity and that of many socially alternative groups through portraiture. Creatively starting out in wardrobe styling, it became apparent that he could engage different persons with different clothing. These two variables help Rohan express the nuanced ideas of intersectionality and normative behaviour.
Alison Cooley is a critic, curator, and educator based in Toronto. Her research deals with the intersection of natural history and visual culture, socially engaged artistic practice, and experiential and interpretative dimensions of art criticism. She is the 2014 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, and her writing has been published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, FUSE, Blackflash and Magenta, among others. She is currently the Blackwood Gallery’s Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist.
Yaniya Lee is a Toronto based writer and researcher. In 2016 she curated the program of videos Labour, Land and Body: geographies of de/colonialism for Vtape’s Curatorial Incubator. From 2012-2015 she hosted the Art Talks MTL podcast, a series of long-form interviews with art workers in Montreal. She is an Editorial Advisory member of C Magazine and a founding collective member of MICE Magazine. Lee is currently an MA candidate at Queen’s University where her research draws on the work of Black Studies scholars to reconsider black art histories in Canada.
Genevieve Flavelle is an independent curator and writer. She holds a BA in Art History from NSCAD University, and recently completed a SSHRC funded MA in Art History at Western University. Genevieve's research and curatorial interests include contemporary art, feminist curatorial strategies, curatorial interventions in museums and archives, and queer theory. She is a settler of British ancestry currently living in Toronto.