Radio Armed Response

London based artist Claudia Wegener walks the streets of two suburban communities in Johannesburg S.A. In door to door interviews, through intercom systems and across gates, she asks questions related to public safety and a privatised security system.

The result is a radio mix from what the artist likes to call dramatic field recordings. In surprisingly intimate, often humorous conversations, narratives of a complex urban patchwork of communities unfold before your ‘very eyes’. What unravels, far beyond ‘issues of security’, or social and urban divisions are shared concerns, questions, stories and visions about living together. In this 60mins programme for London’s art radio station Resonance104.4fm (, the original half hour audio piece from 2005 is reframed in recent takes. Joburg footage recorded in Sandton and Soweto in March 2006.

This recording was first broadcast on April 27th 2007.

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