Show 539: Proposal for a Performance by Jeremiah Day | Radio Papesse

This week show is a radio piece by artist Jeremiah Day, with whom Radio Papesse had the chance to collaborate since his arrival at Villa Romana, in Florence, last January 2015.

This piece constitutes a chapter of the ongoing public talks marking the conclusion of Day’s Doctorate of the Arts project: A Kind of Imagination that has Nothing To Do with Fiction? Allan Kaprow and Hannah Arendt and a Practice for a New Publicness of Art.
Jeremiah Day’s work is a personal exploration of art’s capacity to have a role in public life. This talk – a thought experiment in what would be involved in making a performance in a prison or jail – sits ambiguously between being an artwork itself and a piece of critical reflection on art practice today.

It was recorded on July 15, 2015 at Radio Papesse’s studio at Villa Romana, Florence.


BIO | Jeremiah Day’s work employs photography, speech and improvisational movement. Questions of site and historical memory are explored through fractured narrative and image. In a hybrid form of realism, Day appropriates historical incident to serve as metaphor and exemplification that can shed insight upon broader philosophical and political questions.
Day graduated from the Art Department of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997 and lived and worked in Los Angeles until moving to Holland in 2003 to attend the Rijksakademie.
From 2000 to 2002 Day was artist-in-residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Los Angeles where he organized such events as The Great Silence: 10 Years After the Burning, commemorating the 1992 riots.
Day’s performances, photographs and installations have been presented at such institutions as the Santa Monica Museum, the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum and this year’s Thessaloniki Biennial and his work held in the public collection of Frac Champagne-Ardenne and the Stedelijke Museum, Amsterdam.

A short documentary about last year’s collaboration with the Arnolfini, Bristol is shown here.


Show 538: Connect and let go – Reni Hofmüller (Radio Helsinki)

Connect and let go

Reni Hofmüller, 2015

Water molecules enter emphere connections among themselves, let go, connect again and let go… water also connects to a lot of other substances/elements. And lets go again.

And so, water can be huge, a river, a lake, an ocean, and also tiny, a drop, a particle of a cell. It can be peaceful and quiet, or wild, rough and destructive. It can connect with nutrients just the same as with poison. Some researchers assume that water has memory – which could explain homeopathy. Others dont call it memory because that would imply conciousness, but they speak of resonances. They explain the uniquness of each snowflake as a result of a combination of frequences that the water molecule was exposed to while freezing. In any case water sounds differently deqending on how much of it moves at the same time, and on which ground it moves, be that the creek bed, the bouncing rain drop, the junction of a river into a lake, the sound of the sea, or the cracking of melting ice in water, above or under ground.

For the Poolloop Festival Zürich 2015, Reni and Jogi Hofmüller went on a sound research trip through the water world of Zurich – inflows and drains, canal and dewatering systems, drinking water and sewage plant, usage of tab and bottled water, from the microscopically small segment of a rain puddle to the bubbling of the Limmat to the shallow waters of Zürichsee and into the air, where all water goes, attracted by the sun and then let go. Connect and let go.


Reni Hofmüller, Graz

DIY Künstlerin, Musikerin, Komponistin, Performerin, Organisatorin, Kuratorin und Aktivistin im Bereich (Neuer) Medien, Technologie, Feminismus und Politik, Beschäftigung mit Freier Software und Open Hardware, Installationen, Performances, Solo und kollektive Arbeiten.

Jogi Hofmüller, Graz

Lives and works in Graz/Austria. Currently working for ­ Verein zur Förderung von Netzwerkkunst. Married to Reni Hofmüller. Co­founder of Radio Helsinki and Member of 42 (artist group, media art). Running Plagiat and institut hofos together with Reni Hofmüller. Artistic work in different media. Freelance work as IT Consultant/Technician. Student of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology: October 2008 ­- present

Show 537: Interpretations of weekend – Yngvild K. Rolland (Radio Nova)

The two audio pieces by Yngvild Rolland presented in this weeks Radia show are based on material from Jean-Luc Godard’s film Weekend (1967).

weekendWEEKENDWeek-end Photo: Yngvild K. Rolland
weekendWEEKENDWeek-end Photo: Yngvild K. Rolland

The first excerpt, titled The Study of a Killing, is a sampled and modified score using sound directly from the film. The second excerpt is from Untitled. Deconstructed Languages. The piece is the result of a continuous change of language, where film dialogue has been translated to text, this text has then been translated to three languages and published as the book weekendWEEKENDWeek-End (2014). Then the published texts have been translated to sound using a Typatune. Another modified version of the sound is combined with an altered scene from the film Weekend in the video Death, Disaster and Expensive Handbags (2010).

Typatune. Photo: Yngvild K. Rolland
Typatune. Photo: Yngvild K. Rolland

Yngvild K. Rolland is a Norwegian artist exploring various media, languages and their connections. She is educated in London and Oslo.

Video still from Death, disaster and expensive handbags (2010): Yngvild K. Rolland
Video still from Death, disaster and expensive handbags (2010): Yngvild K. Rolland

Show 536: Live ASMR by Marie Toseland and Sophie Mallett (Resonance104.4fm)


ASMR is Auto Sensory Meridian Response.
The ‘response’ is a pleasurable tingling sensation on and around the scalp, caused by certain ‘triggers’. More often than not ASMR has a strong connection to intimacy, although pleasant and intimate does not equate to sexual.
You may know of ASMR through its community of millions of youtube users. They are (mostly) young female artists staring earnestly into the camera as they gently caress microphones and domestic objects.
ASMR videos are a shortcut to the physical remnants of intimacy. They are created to replicate distinct sensations of stimulation to a diverse but invisible community of ASMRers. The imagination behind this clandestine physicality is superficially intersected with roleplays of mystic hypnosis, new-age relaxation and shamanic rituals.
Tune in with headphones to hear a live binaural sound work using familiar ASMR triggers and the female gaze. Marie Toseland and Sophie Mallett team up to explore the sonic results of an online obsession with intimacy.

Marie Toseland is an artist currently based in London. She works across sound, object making, photographic practices, and performance. Her interests include (but are not limited to) the voice and lyricality of speech; female sexuality; and the process of memorialisation and dread of forgetting. She is an associate at Open School East, London. Forthcoming exhibitions include The Sunday Painter, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, and Hauser & Wirth.
Sophie Mallett is a London based artist and radio producer exploring sound through the social, and the social through sound. Her background in music, radio and documentary have led to a practice that focuses on sounds’ intersection with affect, politics and value. She is currently an associate at Open School East, working with experimental musician Robbie Judkins as Nim and hosts Sonic Blind Dates on Resonance FM.