13.12.2013 - 15.12.2013

Radio Calling

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The rise of internet streaming, podcasts, and online platforms, seems to have informed a remarkable resurgence in the interest of radio for artists. The Radio Calling weekend event explores in a mini-symposium, masterclasses, and live radio performances, radio as a tool, platform, and medium for contemporary art.
Including: Koen Taselaar, Jay Tan, Jeremy Evans, Remco Torenbosch, Jonas Lund, Sarah Tripp, performance artist Peter Fengler, artist and radio producer Ernst Markus Stein, curator Huib Haye van der Werf, program maker Catherine van Campen, and philosopher Marc Schuilenburg.

Radio Calling
Radio Calling explores radio and the internet as disembodied performance spaces. How can the medium contribute to the production and perception of a work of art?
Friday begins with an afternoon symposium on current radio projects in art. Curator Huib Haye van der Werf talks about the ‘The Voice of West’ internet project, which functions as web-radio archive for the mapping of local socio-cultural changes. Artist Ernst Markus Stein introduces DIY Church, an open internet radio project designed as an online sculpture. Philosopher Marc Schuilenburg gives a lecture on sound that materializes in space. The afternoon symposium will be moderated by Catherine van Campen, program maker for Dutch broadcaster VPRO’s De Avonden.
The afternoon concludes with the premiere of artist Jeremy Evans’s (London) radio adaptation of his performance on the impact of the Internet on the persistence of myths and the way we tell stories. Evans shall be in Rotterdam at the invitation of TENT and Camden Arts Centre, London. On Saturday afternoon, Peter Fengler (performer and artistic director of DE PLAYER) gives a masterclass on ‘making a radio performance’. Sunday’s live radio performances, presented and recorded in front of an audience, include Jonas Lund, Koen Taselaar and Remco Torenbosch and proposals selected through the open call. The weekend ends with a radio performance from Camden Arts Centre in London by the Rotterdam artist Jay Tan.
The mini-symposium and radio performances will be streamed live on the art blog This Is Tomorrow and can also be heard at TENT and Camden Arts Centre.

Radio Residencies
Radio Calling launches Radio Residencies, a new long-term partnership between TENT and Camden Arts Centre in London. Artists are invited to produce a new performance work in which the possibilities of live performance and radio broadcast are examined. The London artist Jeremy Evans and the Rotterdam artist Jay Tan are the first artists participating in this residency project.

Radio Calling program
Friday 13 December 16:00 – 19:00
16:00: Mini-symposium on radio in contemporary art.
With curator Huib Haye van der Werf, artist Ernst Markus Stein, philosopher Marc Schuilenburg, and radio producer Catherine van Campen (moderator)
18:00: Live radio performance ’The Hyperlogical Mythology of Things Tells Tales of our Ancestors’ – Jeremy Evans
Saturday 14 December 11:00 – 16:00
Masterclass by Peter Fengler (for artists selected through open call)
Sunday 15 December 14:00 – 17:00
14:00: Live radio performances include Jonas Lund, Koen Taselaar and Remco Torenbosch
16:00: Radio Performance by Jay Tan, from Camden Arts Centre London

Radio Calling jingle by Olivia Dunbar.

Ongoing
’24 Stops’ – Sarah Tripp
Sarah Tripp developed the radio work ’24 Stops’ at the Camden Arts Centre. The work was made for City Beats Hospital Radio, and can be heard continuously during Radio Calling.
Next to that Field Broadcast have created a desktop app for you to listen to Sarah Tripp’s work , which is made up of hourly chimes over an entire day. The hourly chimes can be received using Field Broadcast’s software, that you can download here for free.

Reservations for Radio Calling: email Nienke Post, nienke@tentrotterdam.nl.
Spoken lanquage: English
Admission: €3 per day.

Radio Calling will be streamed live on the art blog This Is Tomorrow. Listen below to the mini-symposium and the radio performances. Would you like to listen to previous performances? Click on the ‘tracks’-button and select the preferred fragment.