Shortwave Collective have been invited to contribute 22 hours of radio to Radio Art Zone - a 100-day radio art station for Esch2022, broadcast in the south of Luxembourg by Radio ARA on 87.8 FM.
Over the course of 22 hours during Radio Art Zone, we will share our processes of making radios and listening through our devices. Listeners will be able to tune into Shortwave Collective engaged in collective and solitary listening experiences as we search for radio reception through Open Wave-Receivers and other devices such as VHF and VLF receivers, software-defined radio, walkie-talkies and electromagnetic detectors from the locations in which we live and work. At various times, and especially during ‘grey-line’ times of dusk and dawn, we will gather to transmit live from our listening posts in Graz, Austria; Mount Alaric, France; Crete, Greece; Berlin, Germany; London and Brighton, United Kingdom and Northern California, United States. The broadcast will be situated within the height of the Perseids meteor shower (12th-13th August 2022), as a way to reference the fleeting nature of radio phenomena and atmospheric conditions.