Radio Picnic residence for creative radio

Radio Picnic
KNIFELOOP

WHEN YOU KICK A DOG, IT BARKS

While reel to reel tape loops and fm transmitter/receiver copulations compete in feeding signals back to their sources visitors to the installation become the unwitting conductors of the noise produced. with open mikes in the subterranean space recording everything to the tape loops and open circuit transmitters sensitive to every movement effecting the radio noise they can’t help being the innocent culprits responsible for such spontaneous cacophonies, that do yearn to be so big but are confined and compressed by their own physical limitations. this compressed noise, reacting to the echoes of itself in the unique shape of the cellar, evolves in time and space with every revolution of the tape loop.

johnny – “i was cooking a pizza and the machine was singing by itself in the basement. is it working?”
seamus – “well, as much as when you kick a dog it barks.”


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In residence in Berlin between 3 and january 10th 2013

seamus

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