Bachelor(BA) Deligiannaki Sofia

5000 €

Helsinki Open Waves ( HOW )

‘Throwing words into the air’ — this is what O'odham says about talking, storytelling, praying, singing — all of which make up the genre of oral tradition. The words are thrown into the air in the form of spoken word, song, oration or invocation. Words, like other things that can be carried by the air, are at the mercy of the winds. The listener who happens to be on the receiving end of these words is also at the mercy of the winds. / Ofelia Zepeda Helsinki Open Waves is a translingual non-profit, open platform that aims to design and initiate a new sustainable space that will give a voice to all the languages. People who live in Finland represent themselves with their own language and culture in order to contribute to a more diverse society. Within this platform, we explore new ways for a translingual society to challenge the hegemony of monolingualism. Helsinki Open Waves intends to create an alternative space for all languages that are currently spoken in Finland. It provides a fee-free platform and tools for those who want to produce an audio piece for HOW regardless of their backgrounds. HOW is open for people who want to perform Radio Art, Sound Art, Transmission Art activities and other artistic projects which can be transmitted on the airwaves. Helsinki Open Waves is also open for artists’ experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves. There are a number of themes introduced each month regarding different issues. The applicants can choose their preferred topics and send proposals to Helsinki Open Waves, via the ongoing Open Call page on the Helsinki Open Waves website.