refuse: military.01 (Audio)
External link to audio: https://meiraasher.bandcamp.com/track/refuse-military-01
In the first installment of “refuse: military,” Meira Asher addresses the compulsory military service requirement facing young Israelis and the violence they are tasked with carrying out against their Palestinian neighbors. We hear Noam Gur, a conscientious objector who had recently received jail time for her refusal to enter the army. Asher also interweaves recordings from footage of soldiers arresting Palestinian children. The piece was released in 2014, commissioned by Saout Radio and airing on the Austrian program Kunstradio. In 2015 it won the Nova Radio Art award from Irish station RTÉ Lyric FM. - Described by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2021/2022, Andy Stuhl.