Magz Hall: Radio Mind
Film of the artist shot by Ben Rowley with audio from the exhibition. Radio Mind was a micro radio broadcast and installation by Magz Hall at the Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs, Kent. Sept 2nd-7th Sept 2011.
Radio Mind investigates the shifting terrains of the transcendent and the quotidian through new communications technologies. Drawing on early 20th Century experimental radio, Protestantism, historical and mythic seafaring cults and the powerful mythology of the radiophonic ether, notions of radio art and religious imaginary are brought into question.â€¨The Old Lookout became the chapel of a religious pirate radio cult whose radio station Radio Mind, was relayed by itsâ€™ Missionaries across the golden sands of this popular seaside resort. Inspired by an obscure group of early 20th century Anglican clerics with a shared interest in telepathy, psychic research and psychology as paths of divine/human communication, Radio Mind took place at the Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs which became an outpost from which to re-open the paths of transmission through performance, broadcast and participation.