Vrystaat Kunstefees & SITUATE Arts Lab in festival supported Research & Development International Residency, with a Piko/Piad artist talk, site visit, workshops in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in December 2016 and February 2018 to prepare A.I.R. (Altitude Immersive Radio).
While in Bloemfontein I was struck by the strong theme of “airwaves” that seemed to be prevalent in public space there. “Air-time” meaning internet credit or phone connection, street signs with “beware of remote-jamming” which I imagined to be singing cars, radios blaring, but is actually describing the act of interfering with electronic car keys. I decided I wanted to set up a new “air-time” in the city – a live broadcast to be occupied by local and international voices, coming together as an agoradio.