VVAVE (3 of 6)
Christine Sun Kim, John Andrew, and Aliza Simons
“The wave…is the only visible embodiment of what physicists tell us all matter is composed of.”
On March 16th, Christine Sun Kim will initiate a live and continuous 72-hour radio and internet broadcast as the third event in, Feedback, her six-part Session at Recess. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation.
The artist, deaf since birth, will perform auditory investigations that initiate a slippage of audio into visual. Using non-vocal methods of dialogue to form collaborative vision with visitors to Recess and a cast of collaborators, the artist will create multiple aural perceptions through the use of bodies in motion, microphones, delay pedals, and more.
For the third iteration of Feedback, Kim and collaborators John Andrew and Aliza Simons will build a radio tower and transmitter inside Recess, extending the architecture beyond its physical presence into broadcasted space. The group will transmit pre-recorded and live noises, sounds, and voices through radio and live internet streaming for three complete days.
While radio transmission is unseen, it can transmit information located in tangible presences like a cassette tape, CD, photograph, book, newspaper, etc. Rendering a stationary piece of information into a broadcasted pulse, the artists will revive this information through broadcast. Evoking the presence of the information’s past, the message is transmitted beyond its physical limits, lending it a temporary, existence outside traditional time and space.
Broadcast slots open to the public will occur throughout the broadcast; the artists invite visitors to perform or play material—confessions, readings, improvisations, voice-overs of silent movies that will be on hand for viewing—over VVAVE FM. Visitors may also borrow FM radios from Recess, or bring their own, so that they can tune it to VVAVE from inside Recess or while walking nearby.
A reception on March 17th will mark the midway point of the 72-hour broadcast.
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