TIMEZONES: Buenos Aires - Relations Condensed in Practice

Mit dem Podcast TIMEZONES reisen wir nach Buenos Aires. In dieser Episode wird untersucht, wie Praktiken unter Freund:innen dazu beitragen, Netzwerke aufzubauen, um die Arbeite von Kunstschaffenden zu stärken und gleichzeitig gemeinsam Überlebensfähigkeiten zu entwickeln. von Danielle Bürgin

23.08.23 Episode Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Relations Condensed in Practice

Als Hintergrund für diese Episode dient die argentinische Hauptstadt Buenos Aires, eine sehr reiche und komplexe Stadt, in der etablierte Räume, Veranstaltungsorte und Kulturzentren keine besonders hilfreiche Rolle in den künstlerischen Szenen spielen. Es geht mehr um Profit als um Kultur, wie TIMEZONES-Produzentin Ailín Grad, auch bekannt als Aylu, erklärt.

Notes from the producher:

Nevertheless, there are public cultural centers and public spaces in Buenos Aires that welcome and finance artistic practices. Yet self-created rules are always necessary, and small communities that connect with each other are essential. This city, like any big city in Latin America, is characterized by its mix of cultures, which is what fuels our creativity. We create with what we have, overcoming difficulties, and we marvel at every little thing thatsparks inspiration.

That’s how it feels here, where we insist on staying.There’s a deeply rooted idea that self-care and individual growth is the only way toachieving happiness, stability, and success.

In thisTIMEZONES episode, we talk about how we connect with other people despite being bombarded with this premise. Being dependent on other people is not the same as being weak. We must acknowledge the fact that building our own networks to support our own rules is the most important thing we can invest our time and resources in right now. Do-it-yourself can be a utopia, but it can also be a misleading term when people simply cannot do it themselves. During the production of this episode, I came to realize that we support each other in our limitations and not just in our competences. That way, we not only amplify but also protect each other.

Playlist I:

A selection of eclectic, experimental, electroacoustic music from Buenos Aires, Argentina. All these compositions explore the plasticity of sound. They take us by the earand into hallucinations that are as beautiful as they are chaotic, noisy, or delirious. Curatedby Vic Bang. 

Playlist II:

A little collection of pieces by all the artists interviewed in this episode. Most of the tracks appear as part of the music and sound design. There’s a mix of recent and older works, from electronic to acoustic and processed instruments. A small glimpse into BuenosAires’ electroacoustic and experimental music scene. Curated by Ailín Grad aka Aylu.



A podcast by Ailín Grad aka Aylu

Initiated and co-produced by Norient and the Goethe Institut

Featuring: Elsa Justel, Miguel Garutti, Cecilia Castro, Rosa Nolly Bustos, Victoria Barca

Opening piece by Aylu and AGF (feat. Constanza Castagnet) with a poem by AGF

Bonus Talk: moderated and produced by Lola Granillo