Another Side to My Dream is pleased to announce their first collaborative project Fort Sumac, launching at Enclave LAB in Deptford May 3rd through May 10th. Fort Sumac is a textured mesh of fact and fiction featuring the immersive installation work of the U.S. based collective American Fantasy Classics paired with a week-long program of audio installations, comedy, DJ’s, panel discussions, interviews and audience interventions broadcast over the airwaves of Riverwest Radio (U.S.), Netil Radio (U.K), and Comet Radio (UK).
Howard Caygill claims there are two sides in Clausewitz’s depiction of resistance, war is not only aimed at annihilation of the enemy’s capacity but the preservation and enhancement of one’s own. In an age of constant psychological information warfare where an increasingly dystopian reality quickly normalizes, how do we withstand the urge to disengage and instead increase our capacities to resist?
Through soft sculpture and experimental light forms, American Fantasy Classics produces a cozy fortress as a kind of safe space to regenerate our capacities. The radio program is largely inspired by Lynne Segal’s concept of collective joy and Hanna Ardent’s theory of public happiness, which lie in opposition to the solitary obligations of self-care as a prescription to anxiety triggered by societal pressures. Through broadcasts, the program extends beyond the walls of the reprieve. Fort Sumac carves out a space to imagine, fabricated for collective deep listening and connectivity as a way to overcome our trepidations together.
American Fantasy Classics
COMMISSIONED LISTENING WORKS BY:
Umbilical Chords, GOT 2 B RADIO, Avril Corroon, Youth Rising Up, Panicattack Duo, Where She Went, I Put My Pussy, J00ha, Baba Doherty, Nate Pyber, Adriana Tranca
++ More to come
**Free beer courtesy of Old Blue Last Beer
Sponsored By: Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund, Goldsmiths Annual Fund
3 May | 7 PM - 10:30 PM | Rejoice
-Live DJ sessions with Baba Doherty & J00ha
4 May | 3:30 PM - 6 PM | ROFL (Roll On the Floor Laughing)
-New work by Avril Corroon | Worms of the Earth with American Fantasy Classics | ++ other work
5 May | 3 PM - 7 PM | Reflect
-'GOT 2 B In Touch xxx' by GOT 2 B RADIO | DNA Therapy with American Fantasy Classics | a new podcast 'Where She Went' by SOAS postgraduate students Anubha Singh, Shuanise Odunaiya, Jihye Kim, Szu-Hui Ao, and Somi Nwandu | reading from 19 in 2021 by Nate Pyper | a live streaming of Short Wave Russian radio station UVB-76 | other listening sessions
6 May | 5 PM - 10 PM| Rejuvenate
-Meditations with American Fantasy Classics and live sessions with the Umbilical Chords
7 May | 2 PM - 5 PM | Radio Replay
-Replaying recordings of the previous programming & other stations
8 May | 7:30 - 10 PM | Radio Replay
-Recordings from the previous days through a Netil Radio (U.K.) broadcast & listening activities
9 May | 12 PM - 6 PM | Resist
-A new episode of Youth Rising Up | a new episode of GOT 2 B Radio by Ruth Angel Edwards and Emily Pope | new episode of 'I Put My Pussy' | new live work from Panickattack Duo | a discussion with activists who participated in the Romanian protests in 2017 moderated by Adriana Tranca.
-These sessions will be streamed Riverwest Radio (U.S.)
-Live performance with Panickattack Duo at 5 PM
10 May | 7 PM - 10: 30 PM | Regroup
-Live discussion with Youth Rising Up (9 PM) streamed on Riverwest Radio (U.S.) and a potluck open to the public
**Another Side to My Dream is an experimental endeavor developed by London based curator Ashley Janke in late winter of 2017. The project probes the usage of radio as the most trusted form of media in a time of increasingly divided beliefs, attention spans, and information war. Another Side to My Dream unpacks notions of trust and implications of radio as form in our digital age.