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« Searching for radiotočka ». A research-creation on the sonic memories of communism in Bulgaria

Jeudi 18 mai 2023 – 18:00 (EEST)
Thursday 18 May 2023 – 6 p.m. (EEST)

Olivier Givre Université Lyon 2 / EFA
Discussion : Galia Vâltchinova Université Toulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès, LISST (UMR 5193)

Séminaire hybride / Υβριδικό σεμινάριο  / Hybrid seminar
=> Salle des conférences de l’EFA, Didotou 6  /
Αίθουσα διαλέξεων της ΓΣΑ, Διδότου 6 / EFA Conference room, Didotou 6
Inscription au webinaire / Εγγραφή στο webinar

This talk presents a research-creation project on the sonic memories of communism in Bulgaria, through the example of the radiobroadcasting device radiotočka (literally “radio point”). Largely spread after WW2 under the influence of the Soviet Union, this dispositive of monochannel cabled radios illustrates at once the impact and ambivalence of media productions in the context of a totalitarian regime, between propaganda, cultural education and intimate reception. As radiotočka disappears progressively in the 2000s, due to different transformations in technology, societal expectations and mediascape, this research addresses the relationships between ideology and soundscapes, as well as ordinary sonic memories. It takes notably the shape of an audio documentary questioning the alternative ways of scientific writing and the potentialities of research-creation in terms of diffusion and valorization of knowledge.
Listen to the pilot episode of the audio doc « Searching for radiotočka »

Anthropologist, assistant professor at the University Lumière-Lyon2, member of the UMR EVS (CNRS 5600) and fellow at the École française d’Athènes, Olivier Givre has conducted most of his researches in Bulgaria and northern Greece on the following topics : ritual and religious changes, memory and heritage processes, border and territory dynamics, human-non human relationships and ecological perspectives. His current works concern the fields of sensory anthropology and research-creation, with a focus on partnership research open to the dialogue between science and society.