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artist Roberto Paci Dalò has selected a longterm on line –
on air – on site project by r a d i o q u a l i a (Honor
Harger and Adam Hyde) from the Kunstradio archive. It was performed at
Kunstradio’s Long Night of Radio Art at the festival Re-inventing
Radio in 2004, among other occasions.
Robert Paci Dalò explains his choice:
Radio Astronomy is an excellent example of Kunstradio's theory and praxis. It works on three aspects: a sound installation, a live on-air radio transmission, and a live online radio broadcast, reinforcing once more the on-air, on-line, on-site slogan created within Kunstradio's long history and developed by many artists. Radio Astronomy deals in a deep way with science and its scientific approach becomes quickly fascinating and poetical. The materialisation of the sound of space is simply beautiful giving room for the creation, in our own brains, of infinite images both acoustical and visual, making tangible the sonic character of objects from our galaxy. As the authors say: "Thinking of radio in this way radically enlarges the concept, thus opening up to an expanded field of radio."
r a d i o q u a l i a is an art collaboration by New Zealanders, Adam Hyde and Honor Harger, founded in 1998 in Australia. Since 1999 they have been based in several different countries including the Netherlands, the UK and Latvia.
r a d i o q u a l i a create broadcasts, installations, performances and online artworks. Their principal interest is how broadcasting technologies can be used to create new artistic forms, and how sound art can be used to illuminate abstract ideas.
Key works include: The Frequency Clock (1998-2003), Free Radio Linux (2002-2004), Radio Astronomy (2004 onwards). In August 2004 they were joint winners of a UNESCO Digital Art Prize (second place) for Radio Astronomy.