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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Consulter « 2005PRM30332O »

DJ Cyan (Corina MacDonald) and Valerie d. Walker talk about their workshop leading up to “Training Utopias” at Femmes Br@nchées #58, about net-labels for DJ’s and SoundSpace workshops with Max/MSP/Jitter.


Consulter « 2005PRM30330O »

Part 2 of Professor of History of Consciousness Donna Haraway’s talk at McGill (McNab & Gales public lectures in social sciences). Haraway’s talk focused on her new work with “companionable species”.


Consulter « 2005PRM30328O »

Interview with installation artist Emily Hermant, speaking about her digital work the lies project, “Lies, lies, lies…”.


Consulter « 2005PRM30326O »

Smog alert, NY Times & SPIN focus on Montreal music scene, Save the Grover building efforts update, Macs for the masses and iPods; how to pick what kind of computer you might need next, iTunes Store vs. RealNetworks/Harmony. Plus, Black History month events around town & in news.


Consulter « 2005PRM30324O »

Part 2 of pre-recorded panel discussion with AELab on the DATA exhibition, organized by Dr. Norman Cornett, regarding “Ethics Within Technology”.


Consulter « 2005PRM30323O »

Excerpt of a panel discussion at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, on the exhibit “DATA” by AELab (Giselle Trudel & Stephane Claude) and Vicky Melli, on the notions on boundaries between science, art and technology.


Consulter « 2003PRM30768O »

Interview with Bernadette Houde, online live from Latvia, speaking about an upcoming event at Femmes Br@nchées Salon #49 called “Boyfriend: Live from Latvia”


Consulter « 2003PRM30762O »

Re-broadcast of an interview with Diyan Achyadi, an artist whose work explores the gendered representation and use of militaristic attributes in news media, popular culture and toys, speaking about her project called “The Pink Room”.
Redifusion d’une entrevue avec Diyan Achyadi, une artiste qui explore dans ses oeuvres, la représentation des genres et l’usage d’attributs militants en nouveaux médias, la culture populaire et les jouets et qui nous parle de son projet intitulé “The Pink Room”.


Consulter « 2003PRM30763O »

Black History Month websites listing and historical events.
Listing des sites web et événements historiques reliés au Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs.


Consulter « 2002PRM30776O »

Interview with Diyan Achyadi, speaking about her project called “Once Upon A Time” done for Women and Video for the Web, done in conjunction with Studio XX.


Consulter « 2002PRM30786O »

Interview with Heidi Tikka, Media Arts professor at te Helsinki School of Design, describing her multi-media piece “Mother and Child”, as well as the idea of “affective interfaces”.
Entrevue avec Heidi Tikka, professeure en Arts Médiatiques à l’École de Design de Helsinki, qui nous parle de sa pièce multimédia “Mother and Child”, ainsi que de l’idée derrière les “Interfaces affectives”.


Consulter « 2001PRM30752O »

“Moving Ideas” exhibit focus, with details on “Secular Practice: Recent Art from India” and other Indian artists exhibiting in artist-run centers in Montreal.
Emphase sur l’exposition ”Moving Ideas”, incluant des détails sur “La pratique laïque: Art récent de l’Inde” et d’autres artistes originaires de l’Inde exposant dans des centres d’artistes à Montréal.