Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship: Andy Stuhl

Sep 01, 2021 - May 31, 2022
Andy Stuhl Portrait Image

Andy Stuhl Portrait Image. Courtesy the artist. (Sep 01, 2021)

Wave Farm is delighted to announce that Andy Stuhl will serve as the 2021/2022 Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow. During his engagement, September 2021 - May 2022, Stuhl will make additions to the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource and a syndicated weekly radio show "The Radio Art Hour." Stuhl will also create original radio artworks for broadcast, and conduct workshops and listening sessions with WGXC programmers and interested members of the public.

Andy Kelleher Stuhl is a media researcher, sound artist, and digital humanities practitioner. He is currently completing a dissertation, through the department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill, on the cultural meaning of automation in radio’s industrial and artistic contexts from the 1950s into the 21st century. His writing has appeared in Sounding Out!, the Canadian Journal of Communication, Amodern, and the Velvet Light Trap.

Stuhl got his start in radio as a show host, live sound engineer, and training director at KZSU Stanford. More recently, he appeared as a guest contributor to the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner’s Radio100 programming on CKUT Montreal. Exploring the fraught interplay of automated technology and autonomous expression in radio, his ongoing research and artistic practice both aim to amplify ways that artists have used radio transmission as a means to critique the radio medium’s industrial structures—and also to connect these moments as important precedents for critical interventions into newer media like streaming platforms. More of his work is described at akstuhl.net.

The Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Greene County Legislature through the County Initiative Program, administered in Greene County by CREATE.