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ON-AIR > 23:06

Double Fold - on air

23:06 - 23:30

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Inspired by the controversial American book of the same title by Nicholson Baker, Double Fold is an extended work focusing on a pulse,128 beats per minute. The book is an exploration of the dismantling of the greatest archives of our recorded heritage, paper as a resource now too fragile to store our history on.

As Robin Rimbaud anticipates: "The idea of the archive fascinates me and I would be interested to incorporate radio archives into this performance piece. For the broadcast I will source sounds from my own tape archive of scanned voices, found sounds, stolen conversations and processing them digitally.  Having access almost randomly to Cds of other radio works I could collage these live into the work. It would explore my own brittle sound diary, producing a series of contrasting moods that would slip and slide around one another, yet never losing grip of the measure. Double Fold will be a rhythmic performance, focusing on a central line of measure, capturing a history, both personal and public."

The performance explores an understanding of the archive on a personal and global level. It uses the archives of Kunstradio as a motif throughout, with special commissioned visuals by Mexican American artist Edith Garcia that illustrate this historical exploration. The work reflects upon the way in which we archive and shows a concern at the potential loss of our cultural heritage.



Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner
Edith Garcia