'Broadcast live at the museum, February’s Friday Late presents to you Radio V&A. Come and hear broadcasters, djs, producers and radio art activists take over the museum airwaves as we investigate the history and culture of radio. From a vital mode of communication to a bite size podcast, explore this iconic medium through oral histories, radical programming and sonic installations.
Four radiophonic Dream Vessels will micro-broadcast dreams across the ceramic galleries of the Museum. Listen to the pots transmit via FM radio or tune in on your own FM devices on your phone. Dream Vessels is inspired by the early surrealist radio programme of Robert Desnos La Clef des Songes (The Key of Dreams) from 1937, which invited listeners to submit their dreams for interpretation and dramatization, inviting radio dreamers to deliver their secrets as real ones. Magz Hall has exhibited in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, British Museum, Tate Britain, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery and broadcast internationally. She is a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University UK.
Radio Arts Transmitter workshop
Lunchroom, Learning Centre
Build your own mini-FM transmitter and begin broadcasting your own material from any amplified sound source. This DIY transmitter formed the basis of the 'mini FM' movement in Japan and Italy in the 1970s, allowing communities to form their own local broadcast infrastructure as the ultra-low wattage of the transmitters circumvented public broadcasting laws. The workshop will be led by Radio Artists Magz Hall, Jim Backhouse and Anthony Elliott. Radio Arts is an independent artists’ group who promote radio as a site for creative experimentation.
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