Stadtwerkstatt has since 1993 been involved with free radios and open frequencies movement. This summer, »RADIO ACTIVE – SINK and SWIM with Eleonore«, Messschiff Eleonore’s residency opened its beds and decks to receive free flowing, temporal residents for special trans/MISSION daze in the Danube waterways. The spectrum was set free: Ride the waves and dive into the Danube. We called for transmit-ers, wave-surfers, code-breakers, swimmers, boat people, (un)wired creatures to brave the troubled waters, take on water as medium for transmission and expand on Eleonore’s radio beacon project, that started in 2011 with Armin Medosch, Nina Wernhard and Franz Xaver. All Artists of STWST-AiR 2016 here.
1 | Elaine W.Ho & Ming Lin | Widow Radio Ching
The Hydrofemme in Four Acts: Three part sonic essay broadcast in (radio) waves. An amorphous ode to the hydrofemme who upholds an oceanic commons of substance and thought.
2 | Xavier Faltot | La Chambre à Air
Post-netcrash Sink and Float: Relocate a mini radio studio inside a recycled inner tube, transmitting from within the water information, transporting people atop in troubled waters.
3 | Eva Ursprung | Courtship Sound of Piranha
Soundscape from underwater: A floating sound installation with 7 safety floats. An underwater soundscape with the Amazonas piranhas courting the Danube water-inhabitants.
4 | Sarah Grant & Danja Vasiliev | QFM
Data radio broadcasts and mini-radio network: A collection of FM transceivers embedded in cast cement cubes, exploring multiple network topologies, chain reactions and data avalanches.
5 | Nicolas Montgermont | Axis Mvndi
Shaping EM waves in cosmic scale: The electromagnetic waves emitted vertically towards the sky, drawing shapes at a cosmic scale as the Earth moves and rotates on itself.
6 | Magmadam | Prototipa
Body as sound material that transmits: Prototipa, body prototype, explores body performativity through friction, contacts, strains, turing body into an instrument to arrive at cyborg synesthesia.
7 | Ryan Jordan | Currents Below The System
crystal radios – a feedback loop: Explore fundamental radio technology with a series of crystal radios constructed using galena, germanium, pyrite, copper as receivers and zinc as the transmitter.
8 | Enrique Tomas | SDR Music
Making music with software defined radio: Working with SDR (Software Defined Radio) as an instrument, exploring the radio spectrum with the linux app Cute SDR for sonic expression.
9 | Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits | Pond Radio
Deep pond soundscape with bio-electricity: A real-time sonification project aiming at building a network of pond radio using bio-electricity to explore microbial activities in diverse local ecosystems.