Radio Art Zone Newsletter No. 3
We are currently working our way through announcing the dazzling array of artists who will be filling the ether next summer with their gargantuan radio offerings. We are delighted to deliver the two most recent presentation of 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 at regular intervals throughout the coming year.
We have just added an archive section to our website so that you may catch up with our previous activities and notifications in one spot: radioart.zone/archive.
Our next teaser lunchtime radio show will air this coming Sunday, and in a sidestep across town from our previously intended venue, it will be broadcast from the nearly-renovated brand new contemporary art gallery in Esch-sur-Alzette:
T-300: Radio Art Zone — Crunch Time Radio goes out live from 12 noon to 1pm CEST on August the 22nd 2021 on Radio ARA featuring a live exploration behind the scenes of Konschthal Esch by French artist Claire Serres. This event marks 300 days before the Radio Art Zone start date of 18th of June 2022.
So it’s time to wind up our clocks, step up the preparations, and set the countdown timer to T-300. Oh, and don’t forget your carrots so you can crunch along!
Our combined July and August artist release:
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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.