RADIO OTHERWISE: circling thresholds
27.05.2022



Premiere:   27.05.2022
This work focuses on the waterways of Berlin as public space, considering infrastructures of flow in terms of water as well as electromagnetic waves. Radio Otherwise will create a transitional, environmental radiophonic space for the encounter and interaction of signals, bodies, ecologies and knowledges, made while circling thresholds of transmissions and architectures, beyond the purely anthropogenic.

A temporary studio will be set up on the Unkraut boat for a live transmission as it slowly moves from the south-east periphery towards the city of Berlin. During its journey, the studio will both receive and transmit, thus creating a complex system of interdependence: Live inputs from a variety of electromagnetic signals from both natural and human-made sources come together on the water, together with the live environmental sounds of the transient studio space.

These live generated soundscapes, which are composed of the constantly changing sources and signals received during the journey, will be broadcast on 88.4fm in Berlin, 90.7fm in Potsdam, streamed online at https://Radiootherwise.net and https://antennenozeane.de, starting with the beginning of the journey at 17:00. It will also be narrowcast via micro FM, so that local reception will be possible within 400 metres of the boat. Listeners will be able to connect online throughout this period or also pick up a passing FM signal from the riverside.

The culmination of the event will be a live performance starting at 21:13, the beginning of sunset - the threshold between day and night, a time in which radio signals naturally propogate further. The transmission performance can only be received via FM radios on location at Stralauer Spitze – BYOR (Bring Your Own Radio).

Thanks to Cashmere Radio for broadcasting during their programme.

made together with Monaí de Paula Antunes and Niko de Paula Lefort, see more at RadioOtherwise.net






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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PORTABLE ERSCHÖPFUNGSGESCHICHTEN
with DJ Schlucht

Live radio action for the (In)tangible Transmissions event @ floating university

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Live Radio
31.07.2022

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RADIO OTHERWISE:
circling thresholds

A transitional, environmental radiophonic space for the encounter and interaction of signals, bodies, ecologies and knowledges, made while circling thresholds of transmissions and architectures, beyond the purely anthropogenic.

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Live Radio
27.05.2022


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SUNSET RADIO

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Thinking, moving, and transmitting through the threshold event of the sunset. As it draws an edge between light and dark, but also as it writes a grey line – an atmospheric band in which radio signals stretch and intensify.

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Live Radio
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Livestream
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METEOR BODIES

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

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Premiere
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TRANSMISSION ECOLOGIES

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Broadcast
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TUNING TO THE BIRD BODY

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Premiere
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NAVIGATING TWILIGHT RADIO

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Live transmission
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NIGHTCALL RADIO

On magnetism and the unheard, unsung, of the night.

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Live transmission
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