otic. radio from the academy of media arts cologne

otic. is a student-run radio platform based at KHM.
otic. is a space for artworks that relate to the ear rather than the eye.
otic. is looking for listeners.
otic. is looking for broadcasters.

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One can't deny the many crises and downfalls we face and the structures of inequality within our society. However, to have this as the only model in circulation is both dangerous and paralyzing. While it is necessary to continue interrogating and drawing attention to power constructions, we also must seek out counter-narratives to this hegemonic discussion. Such counter-narratives should include stories of journeys for fulfillment, happiness, desire, and joy beyond the concurrent discourses of fear, terror, doubt and despair. This kind of personal agency is potentially a more intimidating and disruptive force than a spiral into anxiety, depression, and pain.

This semester otic. radio from the academy of media arts cologne invites you to reclaim pleasure through practice, as a means of confronting the many accumulating impediments that stand in its way. 

otic.radio welcomes proposals for broadcasts lasting a minimum of 15 minutes up to 1 hour in duration, taking the form of radio plays, radio essays, spoken word, readings, performances, interviews, live-discussion, sound art, experimental music, field recordings, live sessions, and DJ sets.

Our weekly programme of broadcasts will appear as a live-stream on the KHM website and will be available afterward for download.


The call is open to existing projects or ideas still in development. Works in any language may be submitted.

The application form [https://goo.gl/forms/G8Qns62AP2oSveJP2] should be completed in English or German and include the following materials:

  • A project description
  • Sketches, images, texts, audio material if possible
  • Approximate length of the piece (minimum 15 minutes, maximum 2 hours)
  • A brief outline of the technical requirements for the broadcast and whether technical support is required

We are also looking for co-organisers, if you are interested please mention this in your application.


March 27, 2019

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us otic@khm.de

Reading ~ 5 December 2018
Reading ~ 5 December 2018
Lecture performance ~ 21 November 2018
Readings ~ 21 July 2018
Readings ~ 20 July 2018
Reading ~ 20 July 2018
Performative reading ~ 20 July 2018
Moderated radio exhibition ~ 18 July 2018
Program announcement 18 - 22 July 2018
Performance ~ 11 July 2018
Radio play ~ 11 July 2018
20 June 2018
Field recording ~ 13 June 2018
Field recording ~ 13 June 2018
Field recording / audio map ~ 13 June 2018
Audio play ~ 30 May 2017
Reading ~ 27 June 2018

Broadcasting Summer Semester 2019


Where to listen?
Online: www.khm.de/oticradio

Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:00

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June 26
Rundgang Special



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