2007 AIRtime residents announced

Apr 25, 2007 12:05 pm
free103point9 is pleased to announce our 2007 AIRtime residents.

31 Down (Benjamin Brown, Ryan Holsopple, Shannon Sindelar, Mirit Tal) (Brooklyn, New York)

"Dusk: The Sound of Bats," is a solar powered “bat detector.” The installation uses the high frequency radio transmissions of the bats living at Wave Farm as its subject matter. Bats emit sounds via echolocation, at typically two or three times higher pitch than that which the human ear can hear. Using an ultrasonic microphone paired with a customized scanning device, 31 Down will translate the bats' transmissions into audible frequencies.

Cross Current Resonance Transducer (LoVid: Tali Hinkis & Kyle Lapidus; Douglas Repetto) (New York, New York)

1) Data Collection Devices
An analysis of signals on the electromagnetic spectrum and telluric currents (signals in the earth) will inform CCRT's development of measurement device sculptures. These devices exist both as aesthetic objects and as functional monitoring mechanisms, which will enable data recordings used in future projects.
2) Bonding Energy
A web-based project commissioned by turbulence.org, "Bonding Energy" is a model system for distributed microenergy generation. The system suggests new ways of thinking about renewable resources and to address global warming and climate change.

Evidence (Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood) (Troy, New York)

"Spheres of Influence (working title)" is a performance/installation of both live-performed and pre-recorded sounds being broadcast through a number of radio transmitters all tuned to identical (or nearly-identical) frequencies. The audience is equipped with radio receivers, and then encouraged to explore the points of “indecision” that exist between the various transmitters. In this way, each audience member participates in the composition/editing of the final piece by performing the interplay between our broadcasted material and the indeterminate artifacts of the transmission/reception process inherent in the installation.

Sarah Kanouse (Murphysboro, Illinois)

With “Driving East Through Indian Country” Kanouse addresses historical and contemporary mobility through the routes and histories of European settlement and Indian removal, the ways this early history of (re)settlement is commemorated via monuments and museums, and contemporary discourse on (im)migration. Her upstate iteration of the project will focus on the territory related to the Cherry Valley Massacre of 1778 and the retributive Sullivan Expedition of 1779. Among the project components is a public road trip including an FM broadcast of real-time, gps triggered audio content.

Raphael Lyon (Providence, Rhode Island)

Lyon's "Dark Cinema" project is a performance/lecture which argues that the narrative codes which achieve the immersive cinematic illusion of "being there" in a traditional narrative film were never fully developed for radio. Through the articulation of his "Dark Cinema" theory, and a "Dogma-95" styled call for "Dark Cinema" works, Lyon hopes to activate new projects considering the radio narrative in pioneering and effective ways.

Kenta Nagai (Brooklyn, New York)

"Me & Gretel" is an interactive media installation constructed with Lego block speaker enclosures, microphones, television monitors, and hidden surveillance cameras. Viewers' movements inside the installation are transmitted to the monitors and speakers. In "Me & Gretel" the viewer's presence becomes intertwined with elements from disassembled international folktales, myths, and oral histories collected and represented by Nagai to create new personal traditions.

neuroTransmitter (Angel Nevarez, Valerie Tevere) (Brooklyn, New York)

"The FM Ferry Experiment" is a weeklong mobile radio project to be held on the Staten Island Ferry during the Fall of 2007. In cooperation with the New York City Department of Transportation and the FM signal of WSIA-FM, this project will transform the ferry into a floating radio station, continually traveling between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island. nT will construct the modular components of "The FM Ferry Experiment" radio station during their AIRtime residency.

Marisa Olson (Brooklyn, New York)

Olson will conduct research using the Wave Farm Study Center collections on the history of the use of broadcast and recorded media in protest to inform her forthcoming projects including a multimedia monologue performance about pop music and political activism, called "Rappers Vs. Rockers," and a dramatization of “gonzo journalist” Hunter S. Thompson’s suicide note, which he entitled "Football Season Is Over."

Shawn Onsgard (Brooklyn, New York)

“Local Time” is a radio-percussion music event for large outdoor spaces. In this piece, performers position themselves dynamically in the geography to adjust and synchronize composed musical time structures across great distances with each other and with audible qualities implicit to the site such as echo, reverb
decay, or unintended environmental sounds. In addition to acoustic musical instruments such as claves, bull roars, hand drums, switches and other items that produce sounds capable of carrying long distances; each performer is also equipped with a wireless microphone transmitting their acoustic sounds to a radio receiver/audio amplifier located with the audience.

John Roach & James Rouvelle (Brooklyn, New York)

In "Trailhead" Roach and Rouvelle set out to map Wave Farm. Using separate trajectories and mapping strategies, the artists maintain communication during their explorations via transmitters. Ephemera gathered during their investigations and actions in the form of audio, gps, and drawings will construct an online map of the Wave Farm grounds. Collaborators will contribute additional mapping elements including spoken word, video, and photographs.