Radio Art Zone

Radio Art Zone, Esch-sur-Alzette / Luxembourg

June 18–September 25, 2022
June 17, 2022
Opening: June 18, 4–11:45pm

Bridderhaus
1 Rue Léon Metz
L-L-4238 Esch-sur-Alzette
Luxembourg

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Imagine a radio that sounds different every day… 

A celebration of radio art by Mobile Radio and Radio ARA as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022

Radio Art Zone is an art exhibition for the airwaves, running for 100 days as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022. Broadcasting around the clock on 87.8 FM in the south of Luxembourg and via partners around the globe, the schedule consists of two daily programmes: newly-commissioned 22-hour radio productions created by 100 international artists and groups, and 2-hour lunchtime shows from local kitchens which accompany listeners with everyday cooking and chatter. 

The programme of live and pre-recorded transmissions features many of the key artists from a scene which has been developing over 30 years in artist-lead stations such as Resonance FM in London and Wave Farm/WGXC in New York. Newcomers to radio from other disciplines such as the visual arts, theatre, music and science have equally taken up the challenge to create day-long artworks for broadcast, enabling an extensive range of experimental approaches to production which each offer a unique idea of radio.

Full artist list in order of appearance:
Jörg Köppl, Andy Armstrong, Manja Ristić, Konsthall323, Darius Čiuta, Society for Non-Trivial Pursuits, People Like Us, Community Radio Tbilisi Collective, The WORM Merchants, Handa Gote, Bruno Hiss, Gabi Schaffner, Udo Noll, martiensgohome, Mariola Brillowska, Richtung22, Paulo Raposo, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Absolute Value of Noise, Billy Roisz & dieb13, Haco & Tarnovski, David Buckland, Rodrigo Ríos Zunino, Mark Vernon, Karim Aït-Gacem, Chris Cutler, Anne-Laure Sotin & Izabela Matoš, Anna Friz, Frauke Berg & Oliver Gather, Jean-Daniel Lafontant (Temple Na-Ri-VéH), Leandro Nerefuh & Caetano & Libidiunga, Günter Reznicek, Knut Aufermann, Cheuk Wing Nam, Claire Serres, RESONANT SOUTH, Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union, Echo Roe, Renata Roman, Maia Urstad, Chris Weaver & Adam Bohman, Saša Spačal, Élodie Brochier, Irina Gheorghe, AGF, Zach Poff, Ralf Wendt, Milo Thesiger-Meacham, Marcus Maeder, Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Mega Mingiedi & Jaguar Ntumi, Otomo Yoshihide, ( nula.cc ), Edyta Jarząb, Olivia Bradley-Skill, zvukac, Shortwave Collective, Pipa Musical, Jogi Hofmüller, Therapeutische Hörgruppe Köln, Felix Kubin, Reni Hofmüller, 60 Secondes Radio, Nina Guo & Augustė Vickunaitė, Modulation, Erwin Stache, Nichola Scrutton, Lepke B, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Ayọ̀ Akínwándé, Xentos Fray Bentos, Oda Projesi, Mélia Roger & Eric Larrieux, Ed Baxter, Claire Thill & Catherine Kontz & S.L. Grange, Christina Ertl-Shirley, Marie Gavois & Michel Klöfkorn, Buttress O'Kneel, Echo Ho, Martha Regueiro, DinahBird & Jean-Philippe Renoult, Heidi Neilson, Elaine W. Ho, Ralf Schreiber & Christian Faubel, Liquid Penguin Ensemble, Caroline Kraabel & John Edwards, LokaalRaadio, Daniel R. Wilson, Meira Asher, D'Kréiennascht, Barbara Kaiser, Ricardo iamuuri Robinson, bauhaus.fm-Rundfunkorchester, Lucinda Guy, Marold Langer-Philippsen, Julia Lee Barclay-Morton & Viv Corringham, Florencia Curci & Investigaciones del Futuro, Michal Kindernay & Magdaléna Manderlová, Шшш, Julia Drouhin.

How to find Radio Art Zone
Radio Art Zone streams online here. On air in Esch-sur-Alzette and surrounding areas on 87.8 MHz.

Broadcast partners
Resonance FM, Resonance Extra & Soundart Radio (UK), WGXC-90.7 FM (US), Kunstradio (AT), Jet FM & ∏node (FR), Radio Tsonami (CL), Radio Panik (BE), lumbung Radio & Colaboradio (DE), Kanal K (CH).

Originators
The Artistic Directors of Radio Art Zone are Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann, aka Mobile Radio. Co-founders of Resonance FM, projects include Mobile Radio BSP exhibited at the 30th São Paulo Biennial, Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival in Halle (Saale), and radio art works for ORF Kunstradio, WDR3, documenta 14 and Tate Modern’s Intermedia Art platform.

Radio ARA is an independent community radio station in Luxembourg with a strong interest in culture, and a mission to ensure media plurality by offering a voice to unheard sections of society.

Radio Art Zone in print
After the project a book will be published which introduces radio art to a wider public.