Do you feel like producing your own radio show and presenting it in the swimming pool? In the three-day workshop Radio BoomBoom, you will make sound recordings with artist and musician Salim Bayri and artist Simnikiwe Buhlungu in the soundscape of the outdoor pool and make loops together. Salim was born in Morocco and Simnikiwe in South Africa. They live and work in the Netherlands.
During the summer vacations, the TROPEZ presents the children's art programme 1,2,3, SOLEIL. The participating artists develop workshops for children and young people from the neighborhood, where the young participants can encounter different art forms in a casual way. This year children can produce a radio show, challenge their bodies, and co-develop a musical theatre piece with the artists of REALITY.
Amsterdam-based artist and musician Salim Bayri (*1992 in Casablanca) uses visual art, among other things such as CGI images and drawings, as well as music – he and his brother Tayeb form the musical duo BAZOGA – to navigate contexts. In doing so, Bayri searches for clues to what he calls »bittersweet ghorba« or »bittersweet being abroad.« This year, he is a fellow at the Rijksakademie and is showing his work at Motel Spatie in Arnhem, among others.
Multidisciplinary artist Simnikiwe Buhlungu (*1995 in South Africa) is interested in knowledge production. She explores the production and authorship of knowledge, its dissemination, and the nuances of its commercial exploitation. She also currently enjoys listening to gospel music and thinking about beekeeping. This year, she is a fellow at the Rijksakademie. Last year, her work was on view at The Dead Are Not Dead in Bergen, among others.
The workshop is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands.