Richard Kriesche

Kriesche writes: "What is the connection between art and radio? In my opinion, it is freedom. The freedom in public space, the art of the three-dimensional body and the freedom of the public space: the art of the electric body." (Richard Kriesche)

The basic elements of this radioversion are: the signals of a weather-satellite, Mozart's "Kleine Nachtmusik" and the voice of Richard Kriesche.

Graz, Austria1988: Kriesche invited the participants into his - darkened - studio in Graz, which was equipped with a parabol-antenna outside its window - catching the signals from a weather-satellite -, a beamer, which projected live-images from the satellite on the wall opposite the audience and - also connected to the antenna - a digital sampling keyboard containing Mozart's "Kleine Nachtmusik". Richard Kriesche himself sat beside the projection, at a table and - in the light of a small lamp - read a text called "RadioZeit".[RadioTime] To the frustration of the audience this text was drowned in the noise of the satellite signals and the fragments of the "Kleine Nachtmusik" triggered by these signals. The performance became a perfect image for the white noise of data, the all-devouring backdrop of a digitalised society - one of the central issues in Richard Kriesche's art and theoretical thinking. For the radio-version of "RadioZeit" Kriesche used not only excerpts from the read text but also some freely spoken statements."

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