AUGUST 10, 2020

Quote—Unquote’s podcast series provides a broadcast space for sound works, spoken word practice, readings, teachings and aural miscellanea by artists, anthropologists and researchers.

For the fifth episode, Jasmina Al-Qaisi envisioned a stage for insecurities through an online laboratory, a place for participants to create a sonic whirlpool where questions about the self are caressed, dissected and put on a shelf to grow into more answers as time passes.

The podcast is composed through collective wisdom handpicked from our meeting on July 25, 2020. The perspective of this laboratory was an artistic one, with the purpose of freeing ourselves from misconceptions regarding the shapes, but also the contents of what we would usually call a biography, a narrative CV or other hybrid formats of describing ourselves.

Participants: Daniela, Gabriela, Bogdan, Lidija, Ioana, Ana, Ioana, Alice, Cristina
Music: FLUID — Paula Dunker & Alex Bălă
Hiccups: from the YouTube channel “hiccup clips
Produced, arranged and narrated by Jasmina Al-Qaisi


JASMINA AL-QAISI is a visual researcher, writer and archivist. She writes as she speaks in her own English, caught between sound and visual poetry. She investigates intersections between body politics, intimacy, digitally mediated relationships, homes and aways, often in close communication with her grandmother. She transfers poetry in performative acts and sound with gastronomy into radio formats, most frequently she conducts an on-going radio and culinary research titled Bites. She often makes waves on free, independent, temporary or mobile radios. In SAVVY Contemporary she is part of the team for the sound art and experimental music program ‘Untraining the Ear’, one of the archivists in SAVVY.doc and she supports the making of various exhibitions and provides gastronomical nurture. She joined the artistic research project Research and Waves, where she writes, thinks and researches on various themes. As an art writer, she employs poetic and alternative forms to critique and conceptualization. She publishes in Revista ARTA and often develops concepts for independent art and culture initiatives. She co-authors diverse audio actions with the artist Ralf Wendt.