A distributed live radio work over many sites in collaborations with Big West Festival and many communities of the West.
A major project for 10 days for Big West Festival 2013.
Mobile Radio: A distributed live radio work over many sites in collaborations with Big West Festival and many communities of the West, with the communities of the region. The broadcast occurs on the spot over a 20km radius, a grand sound work, bringing together multivarious voices in the region under the themes of mobility, urgency and currency. It is also webcast for an internet audience.
MOBILE RADIO is housed within a Brook Andrew caravan emblazoned with bold,optical dendroglyphs (carved trees) from his mother’s Wiradjuri country. The vehicle is a platform for anyone, anywhere within the economic, cultural and industrial landscape of the region to make art and speak freely.
Urgency: Central to the project is our adaptation of Radio-in-a-Box (RIAB), a portable radio designed for UNESCO in sites where catastrophe wipes out all other forms of communication. RIAB points to insurgency, emergency and immediacy – the need to communicate now! MOBILE RADIO invites people of the West to ‘speak now!’, heralding an unprecedented orchestration of voices and sounds, literally and virtually networked across the region.
Currency: Participants have conceived, devised and broadcast material for MOBILE
RADIO about ‘the here and now’. Work is created instantly, mixed in mobile phones
and software, for a broadcast that springs from its immediate context. By linking their own content
and mobile technologies with broadcast opportunities, participants gain the agency
of a broadcast voice.
Documentation website here: www.mobileradiobigwest.com