V&A presents Friday Late : Radio V&A
Friday 26th February
Dream Vessels : Ceramics Study Gallery China, Room 136 and Room 138
Broadcast live at the museum, February’s Friday Late presents to you Radio V&A. Come and hear broadcasters, djs, producers and radio art activists take over the museum airwaves as we investigate the history and culture of radio. From a vital mode of communication to a bite size podcast, explore this iconic medium and expect oral histories, radical programming and sonic installations.
Come and make transmitters with Radio Arts and hear my Dream Vessels broadcasting across Ceramic Galleries.
Dream Vessels: The installation is inspired by early surrealist radio programme of Robert Desnos in 1937 produced La Clef des Songes [The Key of Dreams] the programme invited listeners to submit their dreams for interpretation and dramatisation, encouraging highly poetic responses from this interaction. Desnos wrote that an invented radio dream delivers the same secrets as a real one. For this event I’ve recorded a series of 4 dramatic radiophonic dreams which the post will micro broadcast in the V and A visitors can listen with FM devices on phones or the radio they have made. Ceramicist Maggie Williams created the pots to my specification so I could make them into transmitters for this set of dream vessels. The FM transmitter curcuits were originally built on to the pots by during a Radio Arts workshop I ran at the Turner Contemporary. This new version of the work features dreams of Ellen Brooking, Alex Jueno, Ben Rowley with music from Xylitol.