Deep Wireless 2005 Radio Installations – a walk-through
What better way to draw attention to the creative use of radio than to have interactive and sound installations that either use radio technology or provide a unique listening space for radio art. The Drake hotel has provided space for the entire month of May for these installations as part of its ongoing art in public spaces exhibits.
Along with May’s artist’s exhibits throughout the hotel lobby, if you arrive anytime between 4 and 7pm you will be treated to “Radio Art Station,” special in-house broadcasts that include radio art from around the world curated by Elisabeth Zimmerman (Kunstradio, Austria) and Darren Copeland (Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art).
Then take a walk up the stairs in the lobby to listen to the radio mobile “Lecture of Comrade Stalin…” by Paul DeMarinis which uses AM transmitters.
Once you’ve had time to listen, walk to the back lobby to have a seat near Anna Friz’s “Who are the people in the radio?” Here’s a rare glimpse of what the inside of the cabinet looks like (The doors to the cabinet are locked).
Anna’s installation is more than it first appears to be and there’s a nice comfy chair provided in order that you have the opportunity to hear the people in the radio… Don’t forget to check out the nifty characters inside that can only be seen fleetingly through peepholes in the cabinet.
Last but not least, there’s the interactive computer installation “around radio roadmovies” by Chantal Dumas, Christian Calon and Don Sinclair that draws from soundscapes and images collected during Dumas and Calon’s cross-Canada trip in preparation for their work Radio Roadmovies.
BTW, you can click on this link for a web-version of this installation around radio roadmovies