The Long Night of Radioart 2004

19:30 - 24:00 (+1 GMT)
Radiokulturhaus Wien
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19:30 - 6:00 (+1 GMT)
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ON-AIR > 20:18

Radiation - on air

20:18 - 20:23

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In the second year of the 20th century the signals from Guglielmo Marconi's first trans-Atlantic radio transmission began their journey across theSolar System. Since then radio waves have become as common as air and ourplanet has become a new source of radio waves in the galaxy. All the radio signals ever produced sinceMarconi's experiment are still radiating outwards through space. The history of the 20th century exists at the speed of light in the dark spacesbetween the worlds.

RADIATION concentrates on short wave radio - the wave-lengths used bysecurity/espionage agencies, national propaganda/information stations andamateur radio operators. Many short wave transmissions are received asbursts of coded or scrambled signal - morse, fax or image transmissions and secret commercial or political data. Theshort wave spectrum contains every human language and every kind of music.Short wave signals are often distorted by atmospheric conditions, bursts of electro-magnetic activity onthe Sun, interference from other transmitters or local static - with shortwave radio it is radio itself that is in the foreground.



Robert Adrian
Norbert Math