I will be showcasing Radio Recall alongside Dreamlands Commissioned works detailed at www.radioarts.org.uk
Radio Recall is a community interaction and micro broadcast installation; this work was recorded at the Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs, In August 2013 volunteers and I interviewed local people and visitors to Broadstairs to gather their memories of radio and broadcast them within the space through my growing collection of radio receivers.
Radio Recall is one of eight speculative ‘trace stations’ fictional radio stations which are part of my ‘Switch Off’ project that imagines the sounds and novel uses to which the FM spectrum will be put following the proposed (and deferred) ‘analogue switch off’ of terrestrial FM broadcasting.
It has been suggested that OFCOM may leave the FM band to community radio in the UK following switch off, Radio Recall presents a community station in which citizens can reminisce and share their memories of past technologies. The contemporary radio memories collected and presented in this installation encourage the listener to speculate upon how future communities may come to convey their memories of our present.
Seven trace station experiments and installations have been developed over the last seven years through installations, interventions and performance and are documented on my blog, I am currently writing up the process as part of my practice based PhD entitled ‘Radio After Radio. Redefining Radio Art in the light of new media technology via expanded practice’
As an ongoing work visitors are invited to add to the collection of radios should they have an unwanted FM radio to donate, and I would like to encourage visitors to share their own radio memories in order to contribute to the work as an expanding archive of radiophonic memory.