September 16 + 17 2017
10am – 10pm -3GMT
Portuguese, Spanish + English
A broadcast on rivers, roads, and rubber
from a former Ford Motors Shipping Station
Fordlandia was a plantation city and agricultural experiment founded by Henry Ford in 1927. The plantation intended to provide steady rubber supply for Ford’s global motorcar empire. The project faced countless stranger-than-fiction failures–proliferating bugs, hubristic fire, a jungle golf course and swimming pool, suburban housing, a debaucherous Island of Innocence, and regular worker revolt. Ford was also lauded for bringing infrastructure, hospitals, and communication technologies to the jungle. By 1946, Ford returned the plots to Brazil.
Fordlandia is now an active village of 2000+ inhabitants on the precipice of becoming its own jurisdiction. How does the Ford history, and pre-Fordist histories, shape Fordlandia, and the neighboring Ford city of Belterra today? How do production and migration flows organize contemporary economies, ecosystems, and agricultures?
Co-broadcast with 97.5FM Fordlandia, a station co-founded by Radioee and the Fordlandia school.
Produced with Brazilian sound collaborators Ruli Moretti, Mat Guzzo, Veronique Isabelle, Gabi Marthino, and Angelo Madson. Presented as part of the apexart Franchise Exhibition program. Thanks to 80 Kickstarter backers who supported the project.
September 16 + 17 2017 10am to 10pm -3GMT
Conversations on Terra, Belterra, Fordândia no Presente, Barco Motor, Revolta do Rádio, Movimento Social, Escavando, Radio Comunitária, Vigia, Máquina Man, Bom Dia, AgroFord, Barragens, Cozinha da Vizinha, Farinha da Mandioca, Agricultura Familiar, Cultura + Educação, Fluxos no Tapajós, Estrofes, Encerramento.
Music by Dico Tapajós, Kuatá de Carimbó, Carimbó Remix, Techno Brega, Angelo Madson
Sounds with Escavação, Som da Mata, Passarada, Excursão Microfônica, Trilinglotas.
3-FORDLANDIA NO PRESENTE
4-CENTRAL UNICA DOS TRABALHADORES/MIUSIC
7-DICO TAPAJOS/BARCO MOTOR
8-POR NOSSAS PROPRIAS PALAVRAS
10-E DE FORD
12-RESGATANDO A CULTURA
13-JESUS É O CAMINHO
14-FORDLANDIA IS NOT A GHOSTTOWN/FORMATURA
15-RADIOS EM REDE
19-SOM DA MATA / (DES)ENTERRANDO
26-COZINHA DA VIZINHA
27-FARINHA DA MANDIOCA/MUSIC+FOLLEY
30-CULTURA + EDUCACAO
31-FLUXOS NO TAPAJOS