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AMT Director’s new writing for radio

Published: 13 January 2017
Works for Radio poster

AMT Director Jussi Parikka was commissioned by the Danish radio state The Lake as part of their new Works for Radio 2017. One of the four initially commissioned Nordic artists, Parikka was asked to create new writing that addresses radio art and contemporary culture. The four people contacted were also asked to relay the invite to another Nordic artist.

Parikka’s performative theory piece On Lunacy is launched on Saturday 14th of January and heard live on the internet at http://thelakeradio.com/.  

The initial call from The Lake describes the project:
“Radio art as a genre has a long tradition in the European public service institutions. Especially in the 1960s, the different national broadcasters commissioned new works from artists, writers, and composers made specifically for radio. This practice has declined over the years, and in Denmark it is almost lost. As a radio station The Lake wants to revive this tradition! Furthermore we want to bring more sounds into the aether, that are not necessarily music. How can art for radio sound? Through the project Works for Radio, The Lake is commissioning eight new sound pieces from Nordic artists.”  

More background about the piece: https://jussiparikka.net/2017/01/12/on-lunacy-a-radio-piece/

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