Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

Online radio dedicated to the arts

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee broadcasts and produces radio shows, discussions and lectures at art institutes and events. Our platform is also an online space for audible works of art and sonic residues of artistic research, installations and performances. Our broadcasts offer an intimate space for reflection on artistic practices and communities. The editors of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee are Femke Dekker, Reinier Klok, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping. Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee was co-founded in Amsterdam in 2015 by Orpheu de Jong, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping.

The items on this playlist have all been broadcasted previously on Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.


The Color of Polycarbonates’, reading by artist Monira Al Qadiri, 11’15”

Pearls and oil share the same color scheme on opposite ends of the dichroic color spectrum. The exploitation of these two materials at various points in history has been fundamental to the cultural and economic life of the Arabian Gulf region.  Here, Monira Al Qadiri reads a text that relates to her artistic research into the historical and cultural legacy of the pearl trade, and the massive social and economic shifts brought about by its replacement with a petro- economy – which resulted in a series of sculptural objects. Based on the heads of oil drills, these alien-like sculptural objects liken these machines to intruders from another planet.  Here the substance of oil is presented as an alien intruder that dramatically changed the historical narrative of an entire region, forever altering our bodies and landscapes.

Previously broadcasted from the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

Michelle Son – Belly Buster (Scenario I), 11’58”

Belly Buster was a scripted space in which 3 “unfilmable scenarios” unfolded. Imbedded within a mixed media installation of encoded communication, each scenario was scheduled as a one-time sound event over three weekends. Inspired by Benjamin Fondane’s Trois Scenarii: cinépoèmes, Belly Buster played out the unspeakable as a way out of silence and out of the rationality of language.

“While writing the scripts, I imagined Fondane, Chris Morris and David Attenborough playing charades in a bar, listening to popular songbirds like Yma Sumac, Minnie Riperton and Mariah Carey.” — Michelle Son

One of the three scenarios is presented here, the complete set is available at www.bellybuster.nl

Abraham Araujo – A Letter To God Even When God Won’t Read The Letter called: Major Tectonic Shifts Going On, 15’44”

Audio collage about following a constructed linear dialogue between different resources, tv shows, known and obscure films, documentaries and personalities that someway-somehow, in its original or out of context nature, “discuss” and analyze the boredom subject and its various stages: possible causes and symptoms on the modern day living, common ignorance and unusual research on the subject, the exercise of questioning the educational system, and also a look on curiosity, excitement, creation, destruction and some other ludic methods to find ways to solve the importance of boredom.

Previously broadcasted from Marres, Maastricht


Modern Love: How Do We Think About Love in the Age of Online Dating?, 57’46”

At Fiber Festival in May 2017, Füsun Türekten & Tamar Shafrir spoke to Arif Kornweitz about online dating and the commodification of love. The project was first initiated by Füsun Türetken for Volume Magazine.

Füsun Türetken is a visual artist and architect. She runs Studio ft., a platform that hacks into contemporary conditions of institutions by supporting collaborative work. She is head of Visual Culture and lecturer at Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam.

Tamar Shafrir is a writer and designer based in Rotterdam. She works as a design researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut and a lecturer on design and critical writing at the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Sandberg Instituut.


 Sarah Rara – Earth Breakup, 20’10”

A performative reading of poems by Sarah Rara from her book Earth Breakup, published by Hesse Press, layering voice and recordings that playfully re-synthesize and combine fragments culled from the text.

Recorded during the 16th LA Art Book Fair at THE CLASSROOM. Organized by David Senior of the Museum of Modern Art Library. THE CLASSROOM was a curated series of conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs and an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications.

Abe Vink – Permanent Vacation, 9’13”

This piece by young Dutch composer & producer Abe Vink was created during Liminal Residue, a spontaneous residency that explored the remains of transitional states – the creative process in spaces undergoing change. Recorded in a temporary space looking out on Museum square in Amsterdam. Abe Vink recently released his first album on the label Doumen Records.

Permanent Vacation was also part of Station 2 Station #2, an online magazine by TransArtists. Arif Kornweitz and Reinier Klok of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee curated the audio contributions.



Technologies & Vernacular of Friendship, 22’27”

Compiled by Amal Alhaag & Maria Guggenbichler, this item interweaves themes such as technology, body politics, agency & gender from an intersectional feminist perspectives. It side-steps all things DJ God & Tech Bwoi by centralizing womxn, queer & gender non-binary persons’ thinking, productions, poetics and humor.

With voices of: Paul B Preciado, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Darrow Fletcher, Maria Fernandez, Lisa Nakamura, Juliana Huxtable, dj Haram, Embaci Che Gossett and Fred Hystère

Previously broadcasted from the TodaysArt Festival in The Hague.


  1. June_Jordan-Poem About My Rights
  2. Paul Preciado
  3. Maria Fernandez
  4. Pain
  5. Lisa Nakamura
  6. Juliana Huxtable
  7. Lisa Nakamura
  8. dj Haram -Body Count
  9. Embaci – Angel Calling Embaci (Angel-Ho Edit)
  10. Che Gossett, 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow in Nonfiction
  11. Muthoni Drummer Queen – Million Voice
  12. Fred Hystère- What a great space_Keep Version

Bram Ieven – Democratization as a Vanishing Mediator in current Dutch art policy, 5’40”

What does it mean to attribute to the artists, designers and art institutions the social, economical and political responsibility of changing and improving the world? Art magazine Kunstlicht initiated a debate to question the agendas of cultural policies that ultimately use creativity and innovation to fuel neoliberal agendas and discourses. In this excerpt Bram Ieven zooms in on the history of cultural policy in an almost unusually enthousiastic and pronounced way.

Recorded during Agenda’s of Impact on 18 September 2016

Hannah Black – Dark Pool Party, 12′

Berlin-based artist Hannah Black reading an excerpt of her book Dark Pool Party. Black’s work reassembles autobiographical fragments to think about the relationship between bodies, labor, and affect. Drawing on feminist, communist, and black radical theory she explores supermarkets, ambivalence, hot babes, departures, history, and violence with characteristic wit and precision.

Recorded during the 16th LA Art Book Fair at THE CLASSROOM. Organized by David Senior of the Museum of Modern Art Library. THE CLASSROOM was a curated series of conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs and an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications.

Raed Yassin, 14’40”

Interview with Raed Yassin and excerpt of his performance of Volumes, a solo double-bass musical piece by Yassin. With this 35 minute work he attempted to create a soundscape akin to the process of sculpting in sound, playing with texture, size, volume, dynamics, space and surfaces. This recording was made for a sound collage covering the Spring Performance Festival at The Ateliers in Amsterdam on 27 March 2016.