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radio art


The Radio Art Resi­den­cy was an inter­na­tio­nal fel­low­ship pro­gram for artis­tic prac­ti­ce in radio, hos­ted by the inde­pen­dent radio sta­ti­on CORAX in Hal­le (Saa­le) in coope­ra­ti­on with the Goe­the-Insti­tut. From 2018 — 2020 the Radio Art Resi­den­cy invi­ted artists from non-Ger­man-spea­king coun­tries to Hal­le (Saa­le) twice a year for a three-mon­th working stay. With its pro­gram­me, the fel­low­ship spe­ci­fi­cal­ly aimed to encou­ra­ge artists to explo­re the medi­um of radio as an instru­ment of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. Ope­ning up the radio space and air time as a field for expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on, the Radio Art Resi­den­cy invi­ted artists to deve­lop their own dis­tinc­ti­ve radio works.

The fel­low­ship was aimed at artists from various fiel­ds of acoustic and time-based art, who were each asked to del­ve into the nar­ra­ti­ve and tech­ni­cal qua­li­ties of the medi­um. The resul­ting radio works not only explo­red the medi­um of radio as a plat­form and instru­ment of sonic expres­si­on, but also as a medi­um of inter­ven­ti­on and interaction.

Scho­l­ar­s­hip hol­ders of Radio Art Resi­den­cy: Argen­ti­ni­an sound artist Sol Rez­za (2018), French per­for­mance artist Clai­re Ser­res (2018), Bra­zi­li­an elec­tro­nic artist and com­po­ser André Damião (2019), visu­al and per­for­mance artist Sara Ham­dy (2019) from Egypt and the Kur­dish com­po­ser Har­di Kur­da (2020).

→ Archi­ve of radio works

→ Lis­ten to broad­casts and performances

Radio CORAX is a non-com­mer­cial local radio that can be recei­ved on the FM fre­quen­cy 95.9 MHz in the Hal­le (Saa­le) area and via live stream 24 hours a day. As a com­mu­ni­ty-based radio, CORAX ope­ra­tes with an eman­ci­pa­to­ry claim of social equa­li­ty and indi­vi­du­al free­dom. The aim is to give all peop­le access to radio in this sen­se. With about 100 regu­lar trans­mis­si­ons and 300 radio makers, Radio CORAX is the lar­gest non-pro­fit radio in Eas­tern Ger­ma­ny. Radio CORAX has long expe­ri­ence in hos­ting con­fe­ren­ces, fes­ti­vals and work­shops. The radio is an acti­ve con­tri­bu­tor to natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal com­mu­ni­ty media net­works. CORAX hos­ted the inter­na­tio­nal radio fes­ti­val Radio Revol­ten in 2006 and 2016 and is enga­ged in the radio art net­work Radia sin­ce 2006.

The Goe­the-Insti­tut is the cul­tu­ral insti­tu­te of the Federal Repu­blic of Ger­ma­ny with a glo­bal reach. It pro­mo­tes know­ledge of the Ger­man lan­guage abroad and fos­ters inter­na­tio­nal cul­tu­ral coope­ra­ti­on. Wit­hin the frame­work of its film, TV and radio divi­si­on, the Goe­the-Insti­tut pro­vi­des infor­ma­ti­on about the Ger­man media land­s­cape. It initia­tes net­wor­king, pro­vi­des exch­an­ges and faci­li­ta­tes pro­jects bet­ween Ger­man and inter­na­tio­nal media professionals.

Radio CORAX thanks the Goe­the-Insti­tut for the collaboration

and Sax­o­ny-Anhalt Arts Foun­da­ti­on for the co-funding.

Last but not least, many thanks to Marc-André Schmach­tel (Head of the Film, Tele­vi­si­on and Radio Depart­ment at the Goe­the-Insti­tut) and Ralf Wendt (for­mer Pro­gram­me Coor­di­na­tor Radio CORAX), who have play­ed a key role in the crea­ti­on and suc­cess of the resi­den­cy programme.

Pro­ject coor­di­na­ti­on & cura­to­ri­al sup­port: Tina Klatte

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