Pirate/Public - positions in contemporary radio art

What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer? It’s not the act, it’s the authority. Only the privateer – who seems to be acting purely on his own initiative – has the papers authorizing him to do so. The histories of broadcasting and maritime law are closely intertwined, as we can tell from their similar forms of organization. Radio has its public and private branches, and its pirate ones too. But these clear distinctions are no longer valid in today’s radio landscape. Podcasts, web archives and the internet have caused shifts in content types, listening areas, audiences and jurisdictions. So is something being commandeered? If so, how? And most importantly, what?

Presented at:

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Errant Bodies - Sound Art Space

#1 : Thursday, March 3rd, 19:00

Lautstrom/reboot fm - presented by Anna Bromley
Datscha-Radio - presented by Gaby Schaffner
Das Radio ist nicht Sibirien - Performance by Rafael Jové
Discussion with participants, moderation: Antje Vowinckel

#2 : Friday, April 1st, 19:00

On Air - Performance by Brandon LaBelle
Melody minus one. Eine Jagd - presented by Antje Vowinckel
Nachrichtentstellt. Eine plattenspielerische Lautdichtung aus Radionachrichten - Performance by Marc Matter
Discussion with participants, moderation: Anna Bromley

#3 : Thursday, May 5th, 19:00

Performance by Ines Lechleitner: "A travers le savon. Erweiterte Übersetzung in Ton, Bild, Gesten und Geruch"
Ate feat. Ed D.: obey God - presented by Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun
Discussion with participants, moderation: Marcus Gammel

#4 : Thursday, May 12th, 19:00

Listening lounge: Barry Bermange
masterpieces of radio art

Entrance: 5€/3€

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.