Pirate/Public – positions in contemporary radio art
What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer? It’s not the act, it’s the authority. Only the privateer – who seems to be acting purely on his own initiative – has the papers authorizing him to do so. The histories of broadcasting and maritime law are closely intertwined, as we can tell from their similar forms of organization. Radio has its public and private branches, and its pirate ones too. But these clear distinctions are no longer valid in today’s radio landscape. Podcasts, web archives and the internet have caused shifts in content types, listening areas, audiences and jurisdictions. So is something being commandeered? If so, how? And most importantly, what?
Thursday, March 3rd, 19:00
Lautstrom/reboot fm – presented by Anna Bromley
Datscha-Radio – presented by Gabi Schaffner
Das Radio ist nicht Sibirien – Performance by Rafael Jové
Discussion with participants, moderation: Antje Vowinckel
Anna Bromley is an artist, cultural researcher and writer based in Berlin. Her scenic miniatures connect methods of qualitative social research with partly fictionalized re-enactments. Since 2012 she produced the radio feature series „lautstrom“.
Gabi Schaffner lives and works between Frankfurt and Berlin, Helsinki and Lobo, Texas as a writer, photographer and audio artist. Several radio art productions. Datscha Radio was a 100-day temporary radio station installed at the Landesgartenschau Giessen 2014.
Rafael Jové, author of radioplays and radiofeatures based in Weimar. His radio play “Das Radio ist nicht Sibirien“ , the inner monologue of a radio presenter, was developed at Uni Weimar in 2011 and has been broadcasted in many public stations. In pirate/public he will present a live version of his piece.
Friday, April 1st, 19:00
On Air – Performance by Brandon LaBelle
Melody minus one. Eine Jagd – presented by Antje Vowinckel
Nachrichtentstellt. Eine plattenspielerische Lautdichtung aus Radionachrichten – Performance by Marc Matter
Discussion with participants, moderation: Anna Bromley
Thursday, May 5th, 19:00
A travers le savon. Extended translation with sound, image, gestures and smell. – Performance by Ines Lechleitner
Ate feat. Ed D.: obey God – presented by Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun
Discussion with participants, moderation: Marcus Gammel
Thursday, May 12th, 19:00
Listening lounge: Barry Bermange
masterpieces of radio art
Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.
Errant Bodies Sound Art Space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition, performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists, academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: email@example.com and http://errantbodies.org/soundartspace/piratepublic.html