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November 10, 2006




OKNO PUBLIC02: A CONTEMPORARY LOOK AT RADIO ART :: 13-18 NOVEMBER 2006 :: OKNO invites you to Public02. In a process of workshops, 2-way radioworks, collaborative and networked sound installations, live broadcasts of radio-art programs, lectures and performances, OKNO offers the broad public a chance to take part in the debate. All events can be attended onsite and online. Check okno's homepage for updated stream-information.

Theoretical and hands-on workshop 'mini FM transmitters' (Tetsuo Kogawa, Jp) :: 13/11 - 1pm: Tetsuo Kogawa covers following topics in an online lecture: - a short history of Mini FM - Mini FM and radio art - the still unknown meaning of micro transmission and why it is relevant today. Following the lecture, Tetsuo Kogawa will give a hands-on introduction on how to build a mini FM transmitter.

Workshop @ okno: monday 13/11 - thursday 16/11 :: Online lecture: monday 13/11, streaming starts at 1pm :: More info: http://www.okno.be/index.php?id=972 :: Stream on http://qt.okno.be:8000/FMtransmitters.sdp or on okno's homepage.

Transversal Transmission -- Tetsuo Kogawa (Jp) and Jacques Foschia (B) :: 15/11 - 7.30pm: A streaming and networked feedback performance between Jacques Foschia (onsite in Brussels) and Tetsuo Kogawa (remote in Tokyo), an hommage to the micropolitics of Felix Guattari.

wednesday 15/11 - 7.30pm
more info: http://www.okno.be/index.php?id=979
stream on http://qt.okno.be:8000/TransversalTransmission.sdp or on okno's homepage.

public live broadcast -- Martiens go home! (B) :: 16/11 -- 8.30 pm: A public live broadcast from the duo of the notorious radio show on Radio Campus (Bxl). With the live sequencing of found sounds and various samples, MartiensGoHome develops its own approach to electronic music. Far from any rigid and binary compositions, their sound is organic and complex.

thursday 16/11 - 8.30pm
more info: http://www.okno.be/index.php?id=978
stream on http://qt.okno.be:8000/MartiensGoHome.sdp or on okno's homepage.

Stockhausen's use and interpretation of shortwave broadcasting - lecture + documentary :: 7/11 - 8pm:In the sixties (during what probably was the most metaphysical phase in his career) Stockhausen used shortwave radio as a source of musical information. The lecture on Stockhausens' interpretation of these broadcasts, given by Guy de Bivre (B/ composer, musician, and theoretic on sound art) will be followed by a projection of the documentary "Kurzwellen", a registration by the ORTF/Luc Ferrari of Stockhausen's performance in the Lebanese Caves of Jeita, November 1969.

friday 17/11 - 8pm
more info: http://www.okno.be/index.php?id=984
stream on http://qt.okno.be:8000/Stockhausen.sdp or on okno's homepage.

Shift coordinate points -- Esther Venrooy (B/Nl) :: 17/11 -- 9.30 pm: The UK label Indrial-Discs invited Dutch composer Esther Venrooy to rework the material of The Conet Project, a collection of spyradio registrations. The result is a live radio art / poetry performance, a mix of electronically generated noise, deconstructed speech patterns and coded shortwave broadcasts recordings.

friday 17/11 - 9.30pm
more info: http://www.okno.be/index.php?id=980
stream on http://qt.okno.be:8000/ShiftPoints.sdp or on okno's homepage.

Transgressing the boundaries of everyday-life: considering radio as an apparatus of distribution - lecture performance by Ligna Collective (D) :: 18/11 -- 8.30 pm :: Nowadays radio seems to be an old-fashioned modern medium and the hope Brecht had is now projected - again often enough merely in a technical sense - on the internet and open source approaches. LIGNA proposes with its work a different perspective: We have to get rid of the technical reading of Brecht and recognise that his critique was meant in a social and political way. Only as an apparatus of distribution, radio could organise it's listeners and thus intervene in everyday-life situations - and thus could provide means to overcome a society that is based on the exchange of commodities. The lecture will discuss this thesis and it's aesthetical implications with a lot of examples and images of Ligna's work.

saturday 18/11 - 8.30pm
more info: http://www.okno.be/index.php?id=977
stream on http://qt.okno.be:8000/Ligna.sdp or on okno's homepage.

[RT- 32] Acoustic Space Lab - a project by RIXC media lab (Lv) screenings on wednesday, thursday and saturday after the live performances: The RT-32: Acoustic Space Lab is a multi media exploration of the VIRAC radio telescope, a 32 m dish antenna in Irbene, Latvia. From the history of this top-secret Soviet era military object, including precise technical data and its conversion to scientific and civilian use, to the international Acoustic Space Lab-symposium on sound art using radio and satellite technology, with the participation of thirty artists, radio amateurs and community radio activists from all over the world.

wednesday/thursday/saturday - 10pm onwards
more info: http://www.rixc.lv and http://www.rixc.lv/solar/

location: OKNO -- Koolmijnenkaai 30/34 -- 1080 Brussels -- Belgium
entrance: free
dates: monday 13/11 -> saturday 18/11

public transport: metro Graaf van Vlaanderen/Comte de Flandre -- Tram18

With the kind support of the Flemisch authorities and the VGC (Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie). A collaboration with the RITS radio-department.

Posted by jo at November 10, 2006 03:25 PM