Been at the bookbinders today its nearly ready for transmitter work – exciting – looking very sleek before it has its its radio make over! and I hammer the hell out of it!
More details about the project here
“Artist and co-founder of Radio Arts, Magz Hall works predominantly with radio, exploring its potential outside of conventional settings. Using radio installations, broadcasts and public actions Hall seeks to consider alternative futures for the analogue FM radio spectrum.
For Unbinding The Book, Hall will create a ‘book-radio’, which will transmit the words contained into an eternal loop. It cannot be conventionally read, rather the listener must tune to the right frequency in order to access it’s content. The text itself will be ‘Spiritual Radio’, initially published in 1925. This text sets out cleric and radio enthusiast Archbishop F.H. du Vernet’s vision of the nascent technology as a spiritually-charged electrical force capable of mediating human sensibilities and the transcendent will of God in a text that is by turns visionary and often absurd in the bathetic disjuncture between spiritual promise and quotidian reality.”
“A book which is also a working radio is supplied by Magz Hall, in which the pages of the book are held shut by copper nails, connected to form a transmitter circuit through which words flow “in an eternal loop”, said organisers, adding: “the text awaits the listener who is tuned to the right frequency”. The Guardian