Since 2015, Radio Show consonni 

From consonni we research in diferent ways to battle and scatter content related with critical culture, so that we adopt multiple formats (books, artistic productions….) and since 2015 also podcasts and Radio Shows.

The radio is a medium that produces experiences of intimacy and distance at the same time, it is compounded by extracorporeal voices which incarnate imagined and real bodies, constructing everyday life in common. In his writings on the radio, Walter Benjamin defines the voice as a guest that is received at home and states that the radiophonic medium, which for him was inseparable from the educational task, is a riskier technique than the theatre since it “not only mobilizes knowledge in the direction of the public, but mobilizes the public in the direction of knowledge”. So that we realise live broadcasts about diferent issues, which are kept alive in podcasts for public consult.


Radio Show consonni with Azkuna Zentroa "Ficction, cultural criticism and feminism"

October 7th 2017

(Maite Arberas´s photograpy here it is the whole gallery)

On Saturday 7th October  Azkuna Zentroa held the second Radio Show consonni in 2017. A live radio programme with public and online broadcasting. The journalist Leire Palacios hosted  the programme and Alberto de la Hoz provided technical support.

Under the heading 'Fiction, cultural review and feminism’ we tackled cultural review and feminisms from different points of view, via the novel ‘I See / You Mean' (consonni, 2016) by the famous writer, cultural critic and feminist activist Lucy R. Lippard, who presented a video interview.

It was an opportunity to enjoy new musical, stage and sonorous works created for the occasion in order to re-interpret the book chapters. And it took the form of a group reading the novel from different views. We had the musician Mursego, artists Mabi Revuelta (with Matxalen de Pedro and Otto Castro), Elena Aitzkoa and Macarena Recuerda Shepherd,  dancer & choreographer Idurre Azkue,  performer & dance critic Jaime Conde Salazar, art critic Peio Aguirre, DJ Oleaktiff, writers Silvia Nanclares and Kattalin Miner, architect Oihane Ruíz ( in collaboration with Maria Arnal and Marcel Bagés), photographer David Hornback, art critic & researcher Paloma Checa-Gismero (via audio) and the musicologist & researcher Agnès Pe.

Radio Show consonni with Madrid 45 "All we don´t know"
September 23rd 2017

(Arantxa Boyero´s photograpy)

The General Directorate of Cultural Promotion of the Community of Madrid continues its activities with the third edition of the Madrid 45 training program. The goal of this program, directed by Sergio Rubira, is to complement those aspects not included in academic visual arts programs, encourage debate on the most contemporaneous artistic production and energise the artistic context of the Community of Madrid. This workshop will be dedicated to analysing the self-cartography that consonni, the art producer and publisher, has elaborated over more than twenty years. In this process productions and publications will be mapped, commenting on ways of doing, and discovering networks of collaboration for uncovering the production apparatus that underpins this project.

“All we don´t know” is the tittle chosen by Madrid 45 workshop´s participants, who had the oportunity to create a Radio Show with the colaboration of the technician Alberto de la Hoz. It was made with the participation of Alba Gómez, Amalia Ruiz, Arantxa Boyero, Arantxa Romero, Elsa Velasco, Lara Molina, Lorena Beneitez, María Menchaca, María Rogel, Mónica Fernández, Ro Gotelé, Rocio Gutierrez and Sara Santana. 


Radio Show consonni with Azkuna Zentroa “Intellectual property and artistic practices”
June 22nd 2017

(Maite Arberas´s photograpy)

The art producer and publisher consonni, organised along with Azkuna Zentroa a radio programm around intellectual property and artistic practises, ran by the commentator Alicia San JuanLeire Palacios gave voice to the questions and reflections of the public. It was an activity with live audience and online broadcast, where we talked with different specialists of the subject from music, visual arts, law analysis, right management, activism, etc. 

Participants variety like Ainara LeGardon, David García Aristegui, Aneguria, La Basu Marta C. Dehesa, Jaime de los Ríos, Hans Bernhard (Ubermorgen), Yen Tzu Chang, Conchi Cagide, Ane Zabala, Igor Estankona and Dibujatolrato among others, allowed to visualize, share, research and discuss the controversial relationships between intellectual property and artistic practises from different points of view. We had live music by Aneguria and La Basu. Also, we heart – but in virtual form –  the reflections of Anari, Jaron Rowan, Servando Rocha and Javier de la Cueva.


Radio Show consonni in BALA

December 16th 2017

(consonni´s photography)

One more year consonni participated at BALA, the bookfair for independent editors working in Bilbao.

We presented inside the bookfair´s program our three new books of PAPER colecction: Pablo Helguera´s Artoons, Lucy R. Lippard´s Yo veo / Tú significas and Maite Garbayo´s Cuerpos que aparecen. Performance y feminismos en el tardofranquismo. It was a live audience and a online broadcasting hosted by Alicia San Juan and Alberto de la Hoz as the technician.

LaPublika (2014-2016)
June 22nd 2016

(consonni´s photograpy)


LaPublika, directed and coordinated by the art producer consonni, is defined as a laboratory of artistic research on the concept of the public sphere. It was co-produced by Tabakalera and Donostia2016.

In LaPublika, we take the radio as both a medium – for broadcasting activities via streaming and the publication of podcasts – and as a metaphor for the public sphere. A resistant mass medium, with a low spectacular intensity: an impulse beats on the radio that bears a greater resemblance to language than to vision; an impulse, we think, that is more appropriate for confronting the task of constructing common potentialities.