Sawako's crystal radio work

Dec 23, 2007 11:15 pm

From Sawako's crystal radio page:
My first encounter with crystal radio is in the early 2000 when my friend introduced me Kenji Kobayashi's exhibition. At first, I have no idea what the relationship between a stone and a radio. Then, the fact that the radio without battery and using a stone to get the radio signal fascinates me immediately, and starts to think "I hope I can make the work using the crystal radio system in future. . . "

The chance come to the late 2006 when I got the notice that I am selected for the commission work opportunity by Roulette with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation. It lead to "ishi ~ listening stone", my first crystal radio work, premiered in Roulette in November 2007.

In 2008, the variation of the work will be released from unframed, the label which releases audio recordings and art multiples by sound artists. The work will be with more site specific elements, and we are planning to release as the limited 7-inch vinyl with the letterpress printing jacket and the small radio or radio stone.