site: radio sound system

Radio Narrowcast / Performance
February 2016

Contribution to the first edition of the Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam.

The performance draws upon a 4 years site-specific, collaborative work being developed in the framework of the Centre for Possible Studies, at the Serpentine Galleries between 2012 and 2015.

Site, – points towards an ambiguity of art practice as a question of agency and intentionality and suggests diverse modes of arrival in a site-specific context. In examining how art practice can provide useful, pragmatic and self-sustainable tools for dealing with difficulties of transition in the everyday, Site points towards artistic works such as Radio Sound System addressing collaborative efforts to deconstruct privilege within institutionally formal and informal contexts in order to provide access and infrastructure within collective process of knowledge production.

Here, the proposition to develop collaborative and site-specific work derives from the methodology of concrete listening at the core of my work, as it develops a reflective attentiveness in which one is ready to receive and reflect on the momentary environment before judgement.

As a point of departure from which to develop collaborative, useful and site-specific work the act of listening points towards a particular methodology for the organisation of space. This contention constructs space as network of transmissions and receptions and as an expanded notion of RA:DIO as a social construction of power.

Sonic Acts
Sonic Acts Academy

Photography: Pieter Kers