Bloxburgh FM: Water Road Education

Radio Station. Film.
2015, 30min

Studio 174
Bloxburgh, St. Andrew, Jamaica

Bloxburgh FM is a collaborative radio station initiated during the Anton Kats’s artist residency in Bloxburgh in June 2015. Bloxburgh FM is led and directed by the coffee farming community of Bloxburgh actively working together in developing a self-directed and useful form of representation.

The film conceived during the residency embraces, opens and inverts a diversity of documentary film making and radio broadcasting techniches. Bloxburgh FM: Water Road Education synthesises filming, editing and organising with a series of radio shows and on-air performances in order to addresses interdependence of the complex processes surrounding absence of water supplies, road and education in rural Jamaica.

Filmed and edited together, on air, the film is shaped by unexpected and improvised moments, spontaneous presentations and general assemblies exploring both: potential to develop collaborative forms of action useful in the everyday and radio as a social expression of power.

This project is developed in framework of Kingston Arts Academy together with the students of Studio 174, Openvizor, Bloxburgh Community Association and Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad. Bloxburgh FM remains a self-sustained radio station. 

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Founded in 2005 by artist Rosemarie Chung, Studio 174, is a non-profit arts studio and arts academy for children and young adults in Downtown Kingston, Jamaica.

Link to the Studio 174.