Radio Art Zone Newsletter No. 4
A hundred days have elapsed since our last newsletter, so it is time to reveal where the next live radio show in the run-up to Radio Art Zone will happen. At T-200, two hundred days before the start, we visit the ruruHaus in Kassel - home to many community activities, instigated by the Indonesian art collective ruangrupa as part of their collective artistic direction for documenta fifteen.
Tune in this Tuesday, 30th November 2021, from 19:30 - 20:30 CET on Radio ARA to find out what role informal get-togethers play in the ruruHaus, and to get a sneak preview of a work in progress from one of Radio Art Zone’s more than 150 artists.
Photos: Marcus-Andreas Mohr / Malene Saalmann, Composite: Radio Art Zone
If you would like to listen back to our last show which emanated from the Konschthal in Esch featuring a live performance by Claire Serres, you can find it in our archive, along with the other shows stretching back to T-500.
In the meantime we would like to proudly present to you 27 additional artists and groups who have been announced as Radio Art Zone contributors since the last newsletter. Each of them will produce a 22-hour-long work of radio art that will enrich the frequency modulated air in Esch-sur-Alzette from 18th June 2022 onwards, according to our motto: “Imagine a radio that sounds different every day!”
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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.