Radia Show 349 | With the wind

traces of time form the Time Inventors Kabinet


This week Radia comes from the german frequenzies of Radio X, Frankfurt am Main.

In september 2011, members from of TIME INVENTORS' KABINET (TIK) met in Bratislava for a week of collective research on radio as a tool for investigating alternate traces of time. This time, they went with the wind. literally: not only the research was guided by the wind, but also the radio transmissions.

The week started with the opening of the exhibition 'vietor a cas' ('wind and time') in ASIL gallery, Bratislava - directly connected to the radio art week not only because the works presented were about wind, time, sound, and transmission. Among the latter were also two installations of wind clocks built by Barb Huber, the underwear clock and the laundry clock - both moved by the door's back draught generated by visitors entering and leaving the exhibition space.
Together with other wind clocks built by members of the TIME INVENTORS' KABINET, these temporary wind clocks were driving the wind time on which the whole TIK radio art week's schedule was built upon.

While the tiks, taks and toks of wind time - wind seconds, wind minutes and wind hours (thousand tiks being a tak, thousand taks being a tok) - are quite similar to conventional measurement of time, wind clocks are driven by wind and thus directly related to its appearance/absence, force and velocity at place.
The wind clocks built and installed by members of the TIME INVENTORS' KABINET are connected with a server processing their signals into UTT, a collective wind time output. This hazy time was the basis for our schedule, defining the timetable as well as the duration of our broadcasts. The programme consisted of pieces handed in by artists who had answered our call for radio art about wind and time, plus live transmissions with musings and talks as well as presentations of pieces and work in progress produced on site in bratislava.

With the wind is based on two pieces broadcasted during our third transmission on wind day 12, 09:00:00 - SPACE IN BETWEEN, a sound walk reflection by Martina Kedrova and DOUBLE FROZEN WIND KABINET, the transformation of a transformation of a live piece by Norbert Math.

TIME INVENTORSí KABINET (TIK) is a collaborative artistic research project at the intersections of ecology, art, and media, taking an ecological approach to observing patterns in time and time control systems.

TIK radio art radio week collective:
Michal Cudrnak (SK), Reni Hofmuller (AT), Barbara Huber (AT/SK), Martina Kedrova (SK), Verena Kuni (DE), Norbert Math (AT), Jonathan Prior (UK), Jorgen Rendl (AT/SK) and Ana Vuzdaric (HR)

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