Mattress Factory Radio Lab

Dec 03, 2005: 1pm- 4pm
The Mattress Factory

500 Sampsonia Way | Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Messages and Communications.
$5 ($4 MF Members)
For ages 8 and Up 
RSVP required; space is limited
(412) 231-3169 or


free103point9 Radio Lab participants will learn about transmission arts as a creative medium, how transmitters work, and the history of broadcasting, and will enjoy interactive sound and radio-based activities led by free103point9: transmission arts educators and artists neuroTransmitter and Tom Roe. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Wave Guide, free103point9's new transmission arts curriculum resource. 
About Messages and Communications
October 2, 2005 - April 2, 2006
The Mattress Factory presents new artwork by resident artists from around the U.S. and the U.K. whose work focuses on books, information and text as art objects and/or as components of a large-scale installations. These new installations will address how we communicate within the forms of text, sound and image.

About neuroTransmitter
Founded in 2001, nT is a radio collaborative utilizing analog communication technologies. Working specifically with radio machinations, neuroTransmitter propels signals through urban membranes and cellular formations. To complement their fixed and mobile frequency performances, nT creates radio-sonic installations, produces music, and converts utilitarian objects into radio transmission and receiving devices. neuroTransmitter has created visual works, performed, and broadcasted live on local bandwiths in public spaces and galleries throughout New York City; Columbus, Ohio; Helsinki, Finland; Aarhus, Denmark; and Madrid, Spain. nT is currently a collaborative-in-residence with the research and development program at Eyebeam Atelier, NYC.

About Tom Roe
free103point9's Tom Roe is a sound transmission artist sometimes known as DJ Dizzy. He co-founded microradio stations 87X in Tampa, FL and free103point9 in Brooklyn, NY. Roe performs with transmitters using multiple bands (FM, CB, walkie-talkie), as well as prepared CDs, vinyl records, and various electronics. He has also written about music for The Wire, Signal to Noise, and The New York Post, among others. Roe's writing about Free Jazz in New York recently appeared in The Wire's 20th Anniversary publication Undercurrents (Continuum). His collaboration with Matt Bua and Matt Mikas, Of The Bridge, premiered in Brooklyn! (2001) at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Roe?s Constructive Engagement, featuring manipulated recordings from recent political protests and Of The Bridge, both received funding from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. He co-curated Tune(In))) (2002), a one-night installation featuring over sixty sound artists performing live into six radio transmitters. He has also performed at the Gwangju Biennele in 2004, and at Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland, and at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland. Roe has also spoken on panels for Fairness and Accuracy in Media, the Grassroots Radio Conference, Anarchist Forum, and NYC Grassroots Media Conference. He is also free103point9 Program Director. He has DJ'd Rubulad, Union Pool, Galapagos, Smack Mellon, and other New York clubs, and hosted "Audio Buffet" from 2000-2002 at Diner in Williamsburg and "Rock 'n' Roll Radio" in 2002 at Angel in Manhattan. He now hosts "Dizziness" every Monday at 9 p.m. EST on free103point9 Online Radio.

About the Mattress Factory
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into—room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh's North Side since 1977, the Mattress Factory is one of few museums of its kind anywhere.