Radioscopie: Medium as Metaphor
DAVID BERRIDGE, MIKKO CANINI, SIDSEL CHRISTENSEN, BRIDGET CRONE, KAREN DI FRANCO, HOMELAND, DAVID HOWELLS, MATTHEW MACKISACK, TAMARIN NORWOOD, DAN SCOTT, HAL SILVER, DAN SMITH, JAY TAN, JONATHAN TRAYNER, ANDY WEIR
Curated by Matthew Mackisack
19.04.14 - 04.05.14
- You had, at that moment, the feeling that you could be heard through the radio?
- Yes. - There was a program called 'Radioscopie.' ... They talked for a moment, then they laughed together as though they understood something - they burst out laughing, both of them, on the radio, in a way that had no relation with what they were saying. Did they really hear me? Were they both receptor telepaths, or is it pure imagination, a creation?
Radio’s peculiarity as a broadcast medium is that it disembodies the voice. Without a body to circumscribe it, the voice becomes omnipresent. Social and mental space are collapsed together. Hence the proximity of delusion, as well as radio’s historic capacity to instruct and organise, with both utopian and catastrophic potentials.
Radioscopie turns KARST into a temporary internet radio station, broadcasting live and archival works that engage with radio as a medium. For three weekends over April and May, performances and readings by artists, writers and thinkers take radio as their subject matter, making the medium perform, making metaphors of it.
Radioscopie is the second iteration of an ongoing curatorial research project by Matthew MacKisack, which began with Cast and Figment at Soundfjord, London, in 2011. Works produced for the earlier exhibition will be presented alongside those commissioned especially for KARST.