radioCona REuseCity: REuseRadio is a research/exhibition project that takes place across an FM frequency, a gallery, and urban space. It focuses on parallel possible uses of the city and radio frequencies. radioCona REuseCity: REuseRadio brings together and presents a selection of works combining the medium of radio or sound with a certain site or place, with a special focus on nighttime. At such time the landscape becomes more ambiguous and porous to the imagination, which is underscored by nocturnal broadcasting. radioCona broadcasts at FM 88.8MHz and online every night starting around 7:15 p.m. from Wednesday 15 January until Monday 20 January 2014.
The exhibition listens to the environment to uncover its hidden potential, drawing attention to its fluid and mutable nature and to how one perceives instabilities in the environment. The participating artists respond and play with contingency by marking their locations, using transmission technologies to reframe space. The selection and presentation of their diverse sonoric poetics seek to unveil the patterns embedded in an environment, our ingrained ways of perceiving the city and electromagnetic territories, and to incise them, transform them, and open them up to unexplored possibilities. radioCona REuseCity:
REuseRadio is a collaborative work with the Canadian artist Anna Friz, who has been creating new installation, performance, and broadcast works under the title City at Night during her two-month residency in Ljubljana. She frames the city at night as “a space of potential: filled with pleasure and danger, subversion, reclamation, and escape; described by its transformation from the quotidian arena of day into sites of shadow, ambiguity, and reverie. The nocturnal world of radio is a similarly charged space of potential, relieved of the routines of the working day. Electromagnetic activity is the invisible print of the city, with overlapping fields of activity passing through the built environment. Signals converge and the city is imagined and made. City at Night seeks to rethink and reframe the urban through its nocturnal signals and through incursions across the social spaces and empty places of the city after dark.”
The exhibition brings together Slovenian and international artists working in radio art. Artists from the region were invited to take part in a workshop organized in collaboration with Anna Friz, to explore possible approaches to examining nocturnal cityscapes through the use of radio technologies. New sonic productions were developed at the workshop. Thus, in addition to presenting the curators’ selection of existing radio art works, the exhibition also serves to premiere new works made at the workshop by Marko Batista, Simon Macuh, OR poiesis, Maria Papadomanolaki, Mikro, Vasja Progar, and Brane Zorman.
Production: CONACo-production: Museum and Galleries of LjubljanaExhibition curator: Anna Friz, Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik, Brane ZormanArtists: JAnna Friz, Marko Batista, Simon Macuh, OR poiesis, Marie Papadomanolaki, Mikro, Vasja Progar, Brane ZormanText: Irena Pivka, Jasmina ZaložnikDesign:Ajdin BašićPhotography: Matevž PaternosterThe exhibition was made possible by:City of Ljubljana, Department for CultureExhibition was supported by: Canada Council for Arts & Austrian Cultural Forum in collaboration with OU Transmitters and Connections RTV Slovenija.
Exhibition space is open according to exhibitions:
Monday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed