Since 2015, Radio Show consonni  

From consonni we research in diferent ways to battle and scatter content related with critical culture, so that we adopt multiple formats (books, artistic productions….) and since 2015 also podcasts and Radio Shows.

The radio is a medium that produces experiences of intimacy and distance at the same time, it is compounded by extracorporeal voices which incarnate imagined and real bodies, constructing everyday life in common. In his writings on the radio, Walter Benjamin defines the voice as a guest that is received at home and states that the radiophonic medium, which for him was inseparable from the educational task, is a riskier technique than the theatre since it “not only mobilizes knowledge in the direction of the public, but mobilizes the public in the direction of knowledge”. So that we realise live broadcasts about diferent issues, which are kept alive in podcasts for public consult.


Radio Show consonni with Azkuna Zentroa "Speech Sound"
31st may 2018

(Photographs by Maite Arberas and Jon Egia Here it is the whole gallery)

The Thursday 31st of May, inside Prototipoak, the international meeting of new artistic forms curated by Rosa Casado and Mike Brookes, we celebrate our Radio Show consonni “Speech Sound”.

“Speech Sound” is the tittle of a science fiction story by Octavia E. Butler, who won the prestigious Hugo Award for the best short story and for the first time in 1984. The story is about an illness which suddenly affects the ability to speak and/or read, write and reason; mainly to right handed and men. In a defeated civilisation, Butler tells the story of Rye, a woman who tries to cross the 20 miles to Pasadena among people whose only reliable forms of communication are groans and violent, obscene and unintelligible gestures.

We invited different people to read, listen, interpret, analyse, draw, sing and dance this chilling inspirational text by a must-read author for feminist science fiction and afrofuturism. Within the context of feminism, anthropology, psychology, sociology, radio theatre, berstolaritza (Basque improvised poetry), activism, dance, music, sign language, and performance, etc.

We counted on the presence of the journalist and speaker Alicia San Juan, Miguel Deza, Stel García and Chusé Fernandez from the radio theater school TEA FM, Radio Vallekas, the sociologist and educator Helen Torres, the audiovisual and literary translator Carla Bataller, the (in)dependent curator and investigator Sonia Fernández Pan (Esnorquel), the teacher and researcher Iñaki Martínez de Albeniz, the journalist and bertsolari (Basque improvised poetry) Nerea Ibarzabal, the journalist and feminist activist Irantzu Varela, the social worker and feminist Hilaria Vianeke, the painter and illustrator Pablo Gallo, intermedia artist Tunipanea, the dancer and choreographer Bea Fernández, the choreographer Eulàlia Berguedà with the musician Marc Naya, the artist Xoan Anleo, the collective Horman Poster with the senegalese dancer and musician MBaye Sene, the performer Myriam Rzm and the musician Okkre (in collaboration with Eomac).

Radio Show consonni with Azkuna Zentroa "Art and Radio"
22nd march 2018
(Maite Arberas´s photograpy here it is the whole gallery)

The last 22nd of March we celebrated our first Radio Shown consonni with Azkuna Zentroa of the year.

In this cause we tackled the relation between radio and art from different perspectives. Miguel Álvarez Fernandez (Ars Sonora) managed the session with Alberto de la Hoz as technician; Anna Ramos (Radio Web MACBA), José Luis Espejo (Radio Reina Sofía y, the (in)dependent curator and investigator Sonia Fernández Pan (Esnorquel), Juan Jesús Torres (Radio BiB-Rambla), the artist Amaia Urra, the poetess and researcher María Salgado and the composer and multidisciplinary artist José Iges. Leire Palacios will give voice to the questions and reflections of the public.

Different professionals analysed this dialogue between radio and art from different perspectives and practises: podcasting, sound art, radio art, radios from art institutions, free radios, cultural criticism… It will be a great opportunity to enjoy sound pieces, performances and live talks.

Some radios broadcasted the radio show. Such as, Casares Irratia (Donostia), TEA FM (Zaragoza) and Radio Vallekas (Madrid).

Also, virtually we listened to the sonorous artist and producer Xabier Erkizia, the journalist, critic and researcher Elisa McCausland, Chusé Fernández from Tea Fm and Toña Median from La Sonidera.

Radio Show consonni with Azkuna Zentroa "Ficction, cultural criticism and feminism"

October 7th 2017

(Maite Arberas´s photograpy here it is the whole gallery)

On Saturday 7th October  Azkuna Zentroa held the second Radio Show consonni in 2017. A live radio programme with public and online broadcasting. The journalist Leire Palacios hosted  the programme and Alberto de la Hoz provided technical support.

Under the heading 'Fiction, cultural review and feminism’ we tackled cultural review and feminisms from different points of view, via the novel ‘I See / You Mean' (consonni, 2016) by the famous writer, cultural critic and feminist activist Lucy R. Lippard, who presented a video interview.

It was an opportunity to enjoy new musical, stage and sonorous works created for the occasion in order to re-interpret the book chapters. And it took the form of a group reading the novel from different views. We had the musician Mursego, artists Mabi Revuelta (with Matxalen de Pedro and Otto Castro), Elena Aitzkoa and Macarena Recuerda Shepherd,  dancer & choreographer Idurre Azkue,  performer & dance critic Jaime Conde Salazar, art critic Peio Aguirre, DJ Oleaktiff, writers Silvia Nanclares and Kattalin Miner, architect Oihane Ruíz ( in collaboration with Maria Arnal and Marcel Bagés), photographer David Hornback, art critic & researcher Paloma Checa-Gismero (via audio) and the musicologist & researcher Agnès Pe.

Radio Show consonni with Madrid 45 "All we don´t know"
September 23rd 2017

(Arantxa Boyero´s photograpy)

The General Directorate of Cultural Promotion of the Community of Madrid continues its activities with the third edition of the Madrid 45 training program. The goal of this program, directed by Sergio Rubira, is to complement those aspects not included in academic visual arts programs, encourage debate on the most contemporaneous artistic production and energise the artistic context of the Community of Madrid. This workshop will be dedicated to analysing the self-cartography that consonni, the art producer and publisher, has elaborated over more than twenty years. In this process productions and publications will be mapped, commenting on ways of doing, and discovering networks of collaboration for uncovering the production apparatus that underpins this project.

“All we don´t know” is the tittle chosen by Madrid 45 workshop´s participants, who had the oportunity to create a Radio Show with the colaboration of the technician Alberto de la Hoz. It was made with the participation of Alba Gómez, Amalia Ruiz, Arantxa Boyero, Arantxa Romero, Elsa Velasco, Lara Molina, Lorena Beneitez, María Menchaca, María Rogel, Mónica Fernández, Ro Gotelé, Rocio Gutierrez and Sara Santana. 


Radio Show consonni with Azkuna Zentroa “Intellectual property and artistic practices”
June 22nd 2017

(Maite Arberas´s photograpy)

The art producer and publisher consonni, organised along with Azkuna Zentroa a radio programm around intellectual property and artistic practises, ran by the commentator Alicia San JuanLeire Palacios gave voice to the questions and reflections of the public. It was an activity with live audience and online broadcast, where we talked with different specialists of the subject from music, visual arts, law analysis, right management, activism, etc. 

Participants variety like Ainara LeGardon, David García Aristegui, Aneguria, La Basu Marta C. Dehesa, Jaime de los Ríos, Hans Bernhard (Ubermorgen), Yen Tzu Chang, Conchi Cagide, Ane Zabala, Igor Estankona and Dibujatolrato among others, allowed to visualize, share, research and discuss the controversial relationships between intellectual property and artistic practises from different points of view. We had live music by Aneguria and La Basu. Also, we heart – but in virtual form –  the reflections of Anari, Jaron Rowan, Servando Rocha and Javier de la Cueva.


Radio Show consonni in BALA

December 16th 2017

(consonni´s photography)

One more year consonni participated at BALA, the bookfair for independent editors working in Bilbao.

We presented inside the bookfair´s program our three new books of PAPER colecction: Pablo Helguera´s Artoons, Lucy R. Lippard´s Yo veo / Tú significas and Maite Garbayo´s Cuerpos que aparecen. Performance y feminismos en el tardofranquismo. It was a live audience and a online broadcasting hosted by Alicia San Juan and Alberto de la Hoz as the technician.

LaPublika (2014-2016)
June 22nd 2016

(consonni´s photograpy)


LaPublika, directed and coordinated by the art producer consonni, is defined as a laboratory of artistic research on the concept of the public sphere. It was co-produced by Tabakalera and Donostia2016.

In LaPublika, we take the radio as both a medium – for broadcasting activities via streaming and the publication of podcasts – and as a metaphor for the public sphere. A resistant mass medium, with a low spectacular intensity: an impulse beats on the radio that bears a greater resemblance to language than to vision; an impulse, we think, that is more appropriate for confronting the task of constructing common potentialities.