Radio Break, Various locations, Los Angeles (April 2012)

Radio Break—Two Weekends of Artists’ Low-Power Radio Transmissions & Live Performances
April 14–22, 2012

Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Zachary Kaplan, Sarah Loyer, Ilana Milch, Evelena Ruether, Megan Sallabedra, Jackie von Treskow, Adrienne White, and Emily Wilkerson. USC Roski School of Fine Art’s MA Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere Program, class of 2012.

Featuring work by: 2 Headed Dog, Elana Mann with ARLA, and the People’s Microphony Camerata, Brandon LaBelle, Vanessa Place, Alyce Santoro, David Schafer, Brendan Threadgill, Lincoln Tobier, Lucy Raven, Pedro Reyes, Arnoldo Vargas, and Richard T. Walker.

Radio Break postcard

Radio Break is an exhibition on the air, presenting a series of twelve artworks conveyed through low-power radio transmissions and live performances. Taking place during two consecutive weekends in locations throughout Los Angeles, Radio Break connects participants with the ambient sounds of the city, inviting them to tune in to its history, noise, narratives, and music. The works presented are at once personal and anonymous and invite investigations into the psychic spaces of the city.

Radio Break takes place via suggested itineraries, each of which activates a different mode of transportation—the Metro, cycling (during CicLaVia), walking, or driving. A way-finding map and interactive website accompany the exhibition and provide details about the projects and their locations.

More information is available on the project website:

Curatorial essay written for Radio Break here: Slow Listening © Gladys-Katherina Hernando

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