[artinfo] open call for ELEONORE summer residency 2016
Shu Lea Cheang
shulea at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 18 12:18:10 CEST 2016
OPEN CALL for ELEONORE summer residency 2016
RADIO ACTIVE - SINK and SWIM with Eleonore
August 1 - September 11, 2016
In the winter of 2008-2009, the 100 year old Station Messschiff
Eleonore was bought, adapted and docked by the Donautic team at the
Danube harbor in Linz. Since 2009, Eleonore, once a survey vessel,
has been powered by solar energy, equipped with *radio components and
modified to host artist in residencies. As part of Stadtwerkstatt's
cultural initiatives that focus on free/open culture and information
technology, Eleonore declares itself an autonomous art ship gathering
local and international residents for meetings, debates, research and
This summer, "RADIO ACTIVE - SINK and SWIM with Eleonore",
Eleonore's residency 2016 opens its beds and decks to receive free
flowing, temporal residents for special trans/MISSION daze/days in
the Danube waterways. We call for transmit-ers, wave-surfers,
code-breakers, swimmers, boat people, (un)wired creatures to brave
the troubled waters, take on water as medium for transmission and
expand on Eleonore's **radio beacon project that started in 2011.
As an influential figure in underground radio art, Mini-FM,
microradio, ***Tetsuo Kogawa of Polimorphous Space has accepted our
invitation as Eleonore's honorable resident for this summer. We
launch this open call with his recent statement-
"No more broad-casting; no more art-radio.
The point is transmission itself: radioart is radiation art."
Recalling the sputnik satellite's outer space broadcast of radio
pulses in the fifties, we invite artists of the world to be part of
an autonomous radionetwork - transmit a signal once a day at the
frequency of 7067 Mhz, an SSTV signal with senseless content.
The spectrum is set free. Ride the waves and dive into the Danube.
****Check in with us for a drop by and short stay residency on the Eleonore.
Eleonore artist in residency is a Stadtwerkstatt's project.
Open call application - email to Shu Lea
Cheang<mailto:shulea at earthlink.net><shulea at earthlink.net>.
-a brief bio, -web link(s), -a brief project/task of your practice,
-your desired dates for stay.
Tags: micro, macro, shortwaves, longwaves, VLF, VHF, currents, wavelength.
* Eleonore's current existing radio equipments
1 shortwave transceiver yaesu948
2 horizontal dipol antenna
1 Hexbeam antenna
1 embeded system for transmitting the signal at 7067Mhz 17.00 UTC
** Eleonore radio beacon project, DER BAKENSENDER, was started in
2011 with Franz Xaver, DoNAUtik Stadtwerksatt, Nina Wernhard, Armin
*** Tetsuo Kogawa - <http://anarchy.translocal.jp>http://anarchy.translocal.jp
A Radioart Manifesto -
**** This year Eleonore experiments with the concept of 'collective'
residency. We will pair/coordinate projects/people together to come
on board Eleonore. There is a small amount of funding available to
assist radio art practices during the residency.
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