ffiles radio

The ffiles (fka XX Files) is an intersectional feminist media collective grounded in community radio. Through innovative programming, the collective produces work that explores our current technological landscape in the broadest sense. Their work reflects an interest in themes that center around but are not limited to transmission practices, sound healing, electronic music discourse, noise, techno-feminisms, the voice, and much more.

The collective hosts a weekly radio show on CKUT 90.3 FM every Wednesday at 11:30 AM EST, as well as a monthly show on Montreal’s N10.AS. They also program and present live audio-visual performances, artist talks, pirate radio installations and DJ sets.

The ffiles is committed to validating and disseminating the voices and work of artists who face systemic barriers as a result of their race, sexuality, gender, lifestyle, class, ability. Through their programming, the collective seeks to create space for marginalized artists within the local scene, while mindfully trying to resist processes of tokenization and commodification in their efforts to participate in and contribute to anti-oppressive community networks.

Started by Deborah VanSlet and Kathy Kennedy, The ffiles first aired in 1996. In 1997, Valérie d. Walker joined the show that she will fuel for over 16 years along with co-hosts Anita Cotic, Bérengère Marin-Dubuard. In 2010, she welcomed Britt Wray. In 2011, the co-hosts Maia Iotzova and Maya Richman, and in 2014, Stéphanie Dufresne, aka Fanie de la Fresne, Amanda-É. Clément and Nnedimma Nnebe, aka The Urban Dweller.

The current team is composed of Julia DyckAmanda HarveyMiranda JonesSophy Merizzi and Sophie Marisol. To learn more about the history of the ffileslisten here.

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Archive

2016PRM31792O

Chatting with Amanda Harvey on her writing, podcasts, and her project ‘The Status of Sound’.

2016PRM31791O

This week’s XX Files features an interview with Olivia McGilchrist, Studio XX’s artist-in-residence.

2016PRM31790O

XX Files discusses feminism and current events on the radio.

2016PRM31789O

Discussion of hacking, phishing and internet security on this week’s XX Files.

2016PRM31788O

XX Files welcomes new host Julia Dyck, featuring discussions surrounding voices – the tools and instruments used to broadcast on the radio.

2016PRM31787O

Julia plays for us a performance piece she created with Siri, featuring discussion of artificial intelligence and our relationship with technology.

2016PRM31786O

XX Files reflects on previous special guests to prepare for the 20 year anniversary of Studio XX.

2016PRM31785O

Special guest Velvet La Touche joins the XX Files this week to talk burlesque.

2016PRM31784O

The XX Files talks about Desta, plays spoken word clips, and Val’s 19th year with the radio show.

2016PRM31783O

XX Files chats with one of Montreal’s hottest DJs Gayance about the changing role of women and feminism in the music scene and her upcoming trip to Europe.

2016PRM31782O

This episode of XX Files features special guests, Hera Chan of Atelier Céladon and Itza, discussing their manga anthology ‘Theoretically in the Gutter’.

2016PRM31781O

Discussions of spirituality and faith on this week’s XX Files.

2016PRM31780O

This week, XX Files features discussions on femininity in technology, including Apple’s Siri assistant software and Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto.

2016PRM31779O

XX Files talks to Studio XX about the history and mandate of the Studio, as well as historical context of feminism in art and technology.