Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere

Jun 18, 2011: 6pm- 8pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and everywhere

Tune in for a live broadcast, on WGXC 90.7-FM, from internationally renowned artists Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere. This performance features an interview with Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere including a playlist of works important to their artistic practice, and a special broadcast of the radio play What we might have heard in the future. Originally performed live on October 9, 2010 during the opening events of Manifesta 8 at Museo Hidráulico Molinos del Río Segura, and broadcast live on Onda Regional de Murcia 105.3 FM, Murcia, Spain, What we might have heard in the future. is a science-fiction based radio drama that investigates history in the future tense. This Spanish language broadcast considers the future's implementation of voice recognition technologies and questions the particular use of behavioral biometrics as authentication and validation of one's subjectivity. Such narrows parameters bring into question structures of power as processes of inclusion and exclusion in regard to representation and the voice. Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere have engaged in an artistic practice that focuses on architectures of broadcast, the particularities of historical resistant moments associated with the medium of radio, the re-articulation of radio programming, and the radio ‘voice’. Specific interests lie in the archeology of the medium’s history, the study of its architectural residues and monuments, and in considering new possibilities for the broadcast spectrum as discursive public space. Nevarez and Tevere have shown their work internationally (under the name neuroTransmitter from 2001-2008), performed and broadcasted live on local bandwidths, in public spaces, and museums including: The FM Ferry Experiment, on the Staten Island Ferry, NYC; WUNP unitednationsplaza, Berlin, Germany & Mexico City, MX; The New Museum, NY; viafarini, Milan, Italy; The Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Govett Brewster Museum, New Plymouth, NZ; Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, France; Set & Drift, LMCC, Governor’s Island, NY; Eyebeam, NY; Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil; The Drawing Center, NY; and MOCAD, Detroit, MI; among others. Fellowships and grants include an Art Matters grant; a Creative Capital fellowship; New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship; National Endowment for the Arts project grant; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Art in Public Places grant; and Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Fellowship. Nevarez and Tevere have participated in artist residencies at IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden; Eyebeam, NYC; Wave Farm, free103point9, Acra, NY; and with Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy. The artists have lectured at Konstfack, Stockholm; the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School; the Radio Lab at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany; NIFCA, Helsinki, Finland; and on the air in various locales.