Radio Art Zone Newsletter No. 2
In exactly one year, on the 18th of June 2022, Radio Art Zone will start broadcasting its 100-day programme. Time then to provide a first glimpse of the artists who will be filling the ether with their radio offerings. We are delighted to present 9 artists who will each make a distinct and unique contribution to Radio Art Zone. To find out more about them you will find links to their online presences on our website. More information on all participating artists will be released in regular intervals throughout the coming year.
Last month we celebrated the world premiere performance of the duo of Limpe Fuchs & Hartmut Geerken during our series of live radio shows counting down every 100 days to Radio Art Zone. You can now find the recording of our T-400 show in the Radio ARA archive and also a video snippet on our new Youtube channel. If you are an avid social media user why not check out our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account? In print media, Radio Art Zone is mentioned in the latest issue of The Wire.
The next teaser show (T-300) is scheduled for the 22nd of August 2021, and will feature a test-tone barbecue at our future headquarters in Esch-sur-Alzette.
Radio Art Zone is a joint project by the artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann) and the Luxembourg community station Radio ARA, broadcasting for 100 days from 18th June to 25th September 2022 as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022. The schedule consists of two daily programmes: a 22-hour radio art production, and a 2-hour lunchtime live radio show from a local kitchen. It also features two month-long artist residencies and a programme of public events.
Each day the radio sounds different from the next: 100 international and local artists and groups have been invited to produce a durational programme, requiring them to fully immerse themselves in topics and production techniques of their choice. Taking form through performances, compositions, installations and interventions in public space, from the point of view of the listeners Radio Art Zone is a kind of audible lucky dip. Every day a distinctive concept is offered, a new experience of sound, a novel idea of radio.
The lunchtime shows bring a domestic scenario to the radio: people cook and talk, relax with guests and laugh. This framework makes space for spontaneous discussions about the radio art works between artists, invited guests and passers-by, all involved in cooking together on air, without agenda or formal interviews. Some live lunches will be hosted in Radio Art Zone's publicly accessible studio, others broadcast from private and workplace kitchens in and around Esch, anchoring the project in the everyday life of the audience.
For 100 days Radio Art Zone will be broadcast within the Esch2022 Capital of Culture area on FM radio. It will also be available online and via simultaneous broadcast on a host of international partner stations which enable the programme to be widely accessed across the globe.
Follow the project at: radioart.zone.