Your Silence Will Not Protect You Jake Caleb and Daphne Simons

Your silence will not protect you was a nine-hour radio programme with a live audience that aired at the Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art “Studios Open” on February 9, 2019. The programme featured performances by the students, tutors, and alumni and submissions from local and internationally based artists. It was live-streamed throughout the day and programmed and hosted by Jake Caleb and Daphne Simons.

Your silence will not protect you is a quote from The Transformation of Silence, an essay by writer, poet, intersectional feminist, and activist Audre Lorde (1934–92). In it she urges readers to speak out against fear, arguing that it is better to be bruised and misunderstood than afraid and trapped in muteness. Lorde proposes that by airing difference, a politics of speech will arise that breaks down our imposed and imagined separations, becoming the grounds for shared understanding and commonality. In the spirit of Lorde’s words, we used the radio as a space for experimental collective fantasy and dialogue.

Contributions and performances by:

Katrina Niebergal / Mark Pearson / Bella and Theo / Anders Aarvik / Pietro Librizzi / Susana Oteiza Collar / Jennie Foot / Freakaholics Radio/ Steve and Samantha / RIZO / Kate Briggs / Yanik Soland / Romar De Bonte and Roel Hovenga / Nina Wakeford / Niekolaas Lekkerkerk / Rosa Farber / Bernd Krauss and Honey Jones-Hughes / Kate Briggs / Lukas Meßner / Berglind Erna Tryggvadóttir / Petter Dahlström Persson / Jan Verwoert / Ash Kilmartin & Bergur Thomas Anderson / Bobby Sayers & Mike Sperlinger / Teddy Coste / Kate Briggs / F* Choir / Olga Hohmann / De Player / Jamie Johnstone Kane / Josie Perry / Merve Kılıçer / Daphne Simons / Lucía Bayón Mendoza / Jaume Clotet / Nathan Bather/ Bobby Sayers & Lili Huston-Herterich / Beth Bramich / Jake Caleb / Tilly Shiner / Bleach Pizza / Merve Kılıçer and Alexander Iezzi / ELS

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