This program deals with the reality of minors in militarised societies. From the minds of teenagers who refuse to serve in the Israeli army (in the new piece 'refuse: military01', to the experience of female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Challenged by Foucaoult's concept of Parrhesia, this program transmits the words / voices of these minors:
'… it is a verbal activity in which the subject express his personal relation to truth taking the risk of life because he recognizes that telling the truth is his own duty in order to improve or help other people. In Parrhesia the speaker uses his freedom and chooses truth instead of lie, death instead of life and security, criticism instead of flattery, duty instead of interest and selfishness…" (Michel Foucault Audio Archive. Discourse and Truth: Parrhesia, 1983).
Segments from three separate projects are complied here: refuse: military01 (2014), Infantry (2002), and Face_WSLOT (2004-06).
released March 9, 2014
Curated by Saout radio for Kunstradio.
refuse: military01 - Words by Noam Gur, Hebron recordings by Issa Amro and Hebron Human Rights Press. Prepared typewriter from a performance with Guy Harries. Some beats by Floy Krouchi. Mixed and mastered by Paul Kendall.
Face_WSLOT - voices of Anita Jackson, Chris Conteh, Mahade Pako.
'Mummy' contains self-made instruments and electronics by Yan Keller.
Infantry - created and performed with Guy Harries.