Cast and Figment: Radio as Metaphor and as Such15. Oct - 5. Nov 11 / ended SoundFjord
Live broadcast at 7:30pm at www.castandfigment.org.uk | Opening and Closing events open to the public 5-7pm. Performances 6pm
Cast and Figment
Cast and Figment: Radio as Metaphor and as Such | Curated by Matthew MacKisack | 15 October - 05 November 2011
N.B. This is an ONLINE PROGRAMME OF LIVE RADIO EVENTS, however we will be open to the public for opening and closing celebrations with live performances.Please see below for details.
Programme: SATURDAY 15 October – SATURDAY 05 November 2011 | Opening: SATURDAY 15 October 2011 | Richard Hughes’ A Comedy of Danger (Broadcast 6pm sharp) | Celebrations: 5-7pm | Free | RSVP
An apparatus, whose technical peculiarity simply consists in enabling sounds made at a particular spot to be simultaneously reproduced in as many and as far removed places as one wishes by disrespectfully breaking through boundaries of class and country, signifies a spiritual event of primary importance.1
It is considered unquestionable that technique and science undermine superstition. But the class character of society sets substantial limits here too. Take America. There, Church sermons are broadcast by radio, which means that the radio is serving as a means of spreading prejudices. Such things don’t happen here, I think – the Society of Friends of Radio watch over this, I hope? (Laughter and applause) Under the socialist system science and technique as a whole will undoubtedly be directed against religious prejudices, against superstition, which reflects the weakness of man before man or before nature. What, indeed, does a “voice from heaven” amount to when there is being broadcast all over the country a voice from the Polytechnical Museum? (Laughter)2
Cast and Figment consists of a series of live broadcasts by artists and writers, exploring the medium's aesthetic, political and ontological implications, making it produce concepts, images and problems.
Cast and Figment can be heard, with information on the programme, at castandfigment.org
With broadcasts from: David Berridge, Bridget Crone, Karen Di Franco, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Homeland, David Howells, Mikko Canini, Matthew MacKisack, Tamarin Norwood, Hal Silver, Dan Smith, Johnathan Trayner, and others to be announced.
The programme begins with celebratory drinks and a public performance and live broadcast at SoundFjord, of Richard Hughes' A Comedy of Danger on SATURDAY 15 October (5-7pm; performance at 6pm). And continues with performances every MONDAY to WEDNESDAY, at 7:30pm. The programme concludes on SATURDAY 05 November. Check our websites for further information on this and all events!
Further information: www.mmackisack.org
1 Rudolf Arnheim, Radio: an Art of Sound, 1936
2 Leon Trotsky, Radio, Science, Technique and Society, 1926
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