From September 4th to 6th, the Meakusma Weekend will take place in Eupen, Belgium. The weekend serves as an alternative to the Meakusma Festival 2020 which had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 crisis. It aims to show the full Meakusma spectrum, albeit in adapted form. A temporary radio station stands at the center of the weekend, broadcasting concerts and DJ sets as well as commissioned radio art works and artist talks. As a laboratory it also makes attempts to explore the possibilities of the radio medium. There will also be concerts in the Friedenskirche and installations in the IKOB – Museum for Contemporary Art.
The Meakusma Weekend is presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, the Seanaps Festival and Sphere Radio from Leipzig as well as Cashmere Radio from Berlin. It aims to serve as a testing ground for the creation of an inspiring and connecting experience in a currently distanced world, using formats and content freely.
The center of all action will be the Heuboden room of the Alter Schlachthof in Eupen, where the radio lab will be set up for three days.
Seanaps, Sphere Radio and Cashmere Radio are involved in broadcasting, programming and organisation. Les Ateliers Claus and Q-O2 from Brussels are also involved in the program. Ida Radio from Talinn, Estonia, Radio Panik from Brussels and Radio Corax from Halle (Saale), Germany will also broadcast content from the festival. Musica from Flanders is a partner for the sound installations. The Meakusma website will also broadcast the full weekend.
The Radiolab will broadcast concerts, DJ sets, radio art and artist talks.