METEOR BODIES
Premiere: 10.12.2021



Radio piece / 16minutes / 2021
In 1954, somebody was woken from her daytime nap on the couch when a meteorite crashed through the ceiling of her home, bounced off the radio and hit her body. The re-telling of this tale is intertwined with notions of care, protection, and (day)dreams, all the while wondering: what is between us and the space rocks rushing through the universe?

Meteor Bodies is a dreamy afternoon rumination on celestial, atmospheric, human and radio bodies.

Produced with the support of Lucia Festival and You Are So Sound! Mentorship programme.

With much gratitude to: Katharina Smets for the beautiful and generous exchanges; to Ilaria Gadenz & Carola Haupt of Radio Papesse for their support and for dreaming up the wonderful programme.
For their voices/perspectives, I thank my kids, and Angie Laking - my mum.
For the final mix, thanks go to Giulio Aldinucci. 

Image Credits: Kate Donovan / University of Alabama Museums / National Museum of Natural History (with thanks to Nico Petitdan). 

Premiere: 10.12.2021, Lucia Festival, Villa Galileo, Florence.

Broadcast on ResonanceFM, London, 9.2.2022 at 20.00 and 10.2.2022 at 10.00.

Inlcuded in the Transmitter podcast by Lucia Scazzocchio from 'Social Broadcasts' February 2022.





KATE DONOVAN                  ︎


Kate Donovan is an artist and researcher working with radio, listening and the more-than-human. She means radio as an elemental, collective, and artistic medium.  



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METEOR BODIES

In 1954, somebody was woken from her daytime nap on the couch when a meteorite crashed through the ceiling of her home, bounced off the radio and hit her body. The re-telling of this tale is intertwined with notions of care, protection, and (day)dreams, all the while wondering: what is between us and the space rocks rushing through the universe?

Meteor Bodies is a dreamy afternoon rumination on celestial, atmospheric, human and radio bodies.

Read more
Premiere
11.12.2021

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