Roger Roger, do you copy? Radio as a medium for making Art
1 - 17 December 2020, 19:00 - 20:00
5 hours online workshop
By Martin Rodriguez
On December 1, 3, 8, 10, 17th
From 7 pm to 8 pm
Early bird : 40$ || Regular : 55$
Combining theoretical and practical skills, this workshop aims to familiarize participants with the idea of radio as a medium for making art. This hands-on course will attempt to define radio art by following a downloadable zine called, “Radio Art: Electromagnetic Field Notes” written and designed by the instructor, Martín Rodríguez. The zine is an inspirational guide to the diverse artistic practices that utilize radio, providing visual examples, links and written text from radio artists.
In addition to the material covered in the zine participants will discover and experiment with different types of radio signals and learn how to set up and start broadcasting their own virtual and analog “pirate” radio station. The workshop's main focus is to provide the knowledge necessary to facilitate participants in actualizing their own radio art project. At the end of the workshop, some projects will be selected to be featured on Eastern Bloc’s PirateBlocRadio.
Martín Rodríguez is a multidisciplinary artist, and instigator. His work draws connections between the intrinsic communications in sound to create experiences that engage in the present. His performances, installations, and interventions utilize unconventional techniques to expose the rhythms, harmonies, and melodies found in the cracks of the radio spectrum. Notably, Rodríguez’s work has been presented by the Musée d’art contemporain Montréal, MUAC (CDMX), Darling Foundry, Spektrum (Berlin), as well as various performances across Canada and the US.
In addition to producing his own work, Rodriguez has organised and curated various events, happenings, and festivals. Including Acoustic Mirror, a streaming concert and experimental broadcast series as well as the international digital art festival Sight and Sound Festival, Ibrida*Pluri A/V Festival, and PirateBlocRadio In-Situ. From 2014 to 2018, Rodriguez worked as Technical Director, Lab Director, and Co-director of Eastern Bloc, an artist-run centre dedicated to presenting emerging media artists in Montréal, Canada.
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In case this workshop was originaly scheduled in person and can not take place in the context of the pandemic, it will be adapted to an online format without refund.
Photo credit: Laura Criollo Carrillo