Radiophrenia Redux: Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow / Asha Sheshadri

May 20, 2024: 3pm - 4pm
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This month's "Radiophrenia Redux" features “Ecce, sigh! Siren calls… still, I feel the same.” by Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow and “The Last Picture Show” by Asha Sheshadri.

“Ecce, sigh! Siren calls… still, I feel the same.” by Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow
“Who remembers all that? History throws its empty bottles out the window.“ Sans Soleil, Chris Marker, 1983

A song is playing, in the background. Hey — Schock! Still, alive. Waste(d) land revisited. This is an acousmatic cadavre, reassembling thoughts and samples that are rotting on a hard drive in a box, in the downloads folder of my laptop causing slow pace or being captured in the fields very soon. As if it was a prehistoric cave, creatures pass in and out. The traces of another time lie buried in the undefined terrain, but I will arrange and add yet another layer to this palimpsest of sounds and form a loop of sonic references and anecdotes, like a Stone/r/d henge in a sonic sphere. Roll out a carpet of sub frequencies! You may hear the echoes of the sirens, they speak with a German accent in their voice in dramatic tone… still, I feel the same.

With voices of Meta D-1, Gertrude Stein, Anna Oppermann, Fiona and the author and a quote by Lawrence English.
Commissioned for Radiophrenia 2023 with the support of Creative Scotland.

“The Last Picture Show” by Asha Sheshadri

"The Last Picture Show" is a survey of self-conscious object details lodged within the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with no expectation that they would ever be heard. The work is interspersed with dialogue from The Last Picture Show (1971). It was set up as an open-ended exploration, in which I documented art objects that were to be addressed, through writing and field recordings which were then cast aside. To me, this piece feels like revisiting an outdated atlas.

Commissioned for Radiophrenia 2022 with the support of Creative Scotland.

This monthly program features highlights and commissions from Glasgow art radio station Radiophrenia.

Presented on an annual basis, Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. Broadcasting live from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, the station promotes radio as an art form, encouraging challenging and radical new approaches to the medium. Each year, the broadcast schedule includes a series of newly commissioned radio works, live shows, pre-recorded features and 12 Live-to-Air performances. The majority of the program is made up from selections submitted to an international open call for sound art and radio works. Radiophrenia is managed by Mark Vernon and Barry Burns and is funded through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding with additional support from CCA Glasgow.

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