Local 37 is an itinerant arts broadcast, for which LUMIN developed a moveable, decentralised infrastructure in 2022. Local 37 began as a fictional underground radio station transmitting dialogue and strategies for the artist as worker. Inspired by the Filipino Labour Union founded in the US in 1933, later called ‘Local 37’, and Carlos Bulosan’s short text ‘The Writer as Worker’, multiple radio series inhabited the intersections of creation, transmission, and anti-colonial and working-class collectivisation. Previously, LUMIN broadcast LUMIN Radio (2018-2020), a live experimental arts show on Radio Platfform, Cardiff, Wales.
|Broadcast from Abergavenny Train Station, Abergavenny, Wales. Featuring: Lauren Craig, Mort Drew, কে বা কাহারা / Ke ba kahara, Sadia Rahman, Marva Jackson Lord, Daniel Trivedy, Radha Patel, Umulkhayr Mohamed, Cecelia Graham, Owen Griffiths and Diego Gutierrez Valladares; plus Priyanka Hutschenreiter, Dafydd Jenkins, Grace Jackson, Bog Cottage, Manuela Moser, Kate Murphy, Rebecca Chesney and Lubaina Himid (The Storm by Rebecca Chesney and Lubaina Himid. Commissioned by TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien, 2021). Supported by Peak Cymru / Casgleb and Arts Council Wales.|
|24 hour Solstice Radio takeover broadcast from Cardiff, Wales. Featuring: Agnes Essonti Luque + Mango & Okra, Beau W Beakhouse, blaxTARLINES, Hassan Issah, Diego Gutierrez Valladares, Farah Allibhai, Fern Thomas, Harun Morrison, Khairani Barokka, Lauren Craig, Marlo De Lara, Marva Jackson Lord, Mort Drew, Neufunkaum, Sadia Pineda Hameed, Sadia Rahman, Shenece Oretha, Siegrun Salmanian, TAKEAWAY (Kelly Best, Simon Matthew), Umulkhayr Mohamed, Volery (Tsering Frykman-Glen, Alfred Marasigan); plus Roshni Kavate, Lizette Nin, Lisa Pieplow, Minami Saeki, Lisa Krigel, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Emma Daman Thomas, EH Pitt, Herbivore, Banana Tsuushin, Sion Trefor, D'Andrea Pelletier and Selvaggia Cataldi, কে বা কাহারা / Ke ba kahara, Rasel Chowdhury, Samiul Sabbir Islam, Nabil Shahidi, Rhodri Davies, E. T. Mensah, Pearl Mmatara Abingya, Kwasi Ohene Ayeh, Nuna Adisenu-Doe, Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson, Rosemary Esinam Damalie, Ibrahim Mahama, Ato Annan, Isaac Ato Jackson, Ajo Kisser, Gershon Gidisu, Megborna, Anim Richard, Dr Natalie Hyacinth and Shanti Suki. Supported by Made in Roath and Arts Council Wales.|
|3-part broadcast from MOSTYN, Llandudno / Cardiff, Wales. Featuring: Gantala Press, Jade Montserrat, Hanan Issa invited to respond by the Welsh Arts Anti Racist Union (WAARU), Josèfa Ntjam, Isola Tong, Beau W Beakhouse and Sadia Pineda Hameed. Supported by MOSTYN Gallery and Arts Council Wales.|