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Show 221: Handle with love

This Handle With Love piece for Radia completes an exhibition and sound performance presented in March of this year in a Gallery in Porto.
You can interact with this piece by activating the virtual sound boxes you find in the blog of Handle With Love Project for Radia:

A radio piece by Manuela São Simão, Joana Mateus and José Alberto Gomes
using some sounds by Pedro Lopes.

— Olá, esta é uma peça para a Radia, um grupo de estações que trazem novas e esquecidas formas de fazer rádio para os ouvintes. Esta peça Handle With Love, para a Radia, completa uma exposição e performance sonora apresentada em Março deste ano, numa galeria no Porto.
Podes interagir com esta peça activando algumas caixas de som virtuais que podes encontrar no blog do projecto Handle With Love para a Radia:

Uma peça de rádio por Manuela São Simão, Joana Mateus e José Alberto Gomes, usando alguns sons de Pedro Lopes.

Show 220: 0°1533

0°1533 is an experimental project based on the search of space and sound matter. The project was initiated early in 2009 by way of performance work carried out by Gabriel Tapia, Gustavo Riego and José Luis Macas, all students attending the Art In The Public Space (AEsP) workshop of the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The project’s main axis centres on the relationship between sound matter and visual plasticity, having recourse to scenic devices through the use of video and sound; plus the deployment, in premises where they are being diffused, of installations consisting of objects, instruments or machines producing sounds as well as visual and interactive props. The project uses improvisation as a (renewable) evolving construction. This introduces the notion of unlimited movement through progressive deployment, and engenders a constant “transmutation”. There is no pre-defined model. A minimum of common sounds is devised, acting purely as inductive filters. The notion of repetition is abolished here through the renewal, or constant transformation, of sound and visual motions. To enhance this dynamism, the project can interact with other artistic disciplines through different interventions based on new parameters. In parallel with the above, 0°1533 takes a social and political stance while maintaining its commitment towards the notion of “useful” art.

Show 219: Closing Down by GilbertandGrape

During 2009 GilbertandGrape are closing down, reprocessing all their things and returning the Moose to the Sunset. As we do this we invite you to join us on the Radia broadcast to take part in drawing exercises. On the special Radia broadcast we will draw one of our things together with our radio broadcast audience. We will then pass the object into our local economy for further use by giving it to our nearest thrift store.

GilbertandGrape will sketch the object in front of the microphone. Making the drawing on a chart ruled off into many squares. Radio listeners provide themselves with a similar chart and when GilbertandGrape announce the line is going through a certain numbered square the listners can then duplicate this on their own grid.


1x A4 paper with 3cm grid (DOWNLOAD HERE or draw your own)

1x pencil

Each drawing exercise takes approx 15mins.

Post us your drawings

Closing Down c/o gilbertandgrape, Soundart Radio, The Gallery, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6EJ, UK or email them to

gilbertandgrape is a collaborative project between Helen Pritchard (UK) and Anne-Marte Eidseth Rygh (N). Established in 2003 the artists share a background in performance writing at Dartington College of Arts, UK. GilbertandGrape work within a genre they call performance journalism. The work often takes the form of videos, performance, texts and off-line/online work which explores a longing to collaborate with each other and the people we meet. We make practical and collaborative explorations of the idea of Artist as Reader/ Audience As Reader. Epic actions, amateurish events and gigantic endeavours which share authority with readers in pursuit of disrupting the social roles of reader and writer/artist. The work is driven by a desire to connect with others. It engages with ideas of ‘liveness’ and physical presence/absence. Using the body as the mode of perceiving scale from symmetry and balance, to the grotesque and disproportionate. Central to this is the idea of subjectivity of perspective and the individuality of viewpoint. The contemplation on ideas (especially in relation to technology) and concepts which without the body have no scale of reference. These thoughts surface in performance action/rituals and live reading/writing
We have shown work internationally since 2003 most recently include transmodernage (USA), KISSS, conical gallery (Australia) and Rogaland Kunst Senter (Norway). We recently published a field note book of the three year durational performance Lone Ranging Romance in How2 magazine.

Show 218: Disasteroid by Floriane Pochon

This piece might sound a bit “spaced out”, we give you that.
Still, this is for Radia and everything is allowed, even this “sound collage” that strain our ears to a sky all-sewn with fantasies, science and poetry.

28 minutes to listen to an open space and all the things that man can project to the stars, with his mind, fictions and technological means.
28 minutes to carry you into a state of deep meditation where the body seems to float in a strange fluid ?

Including (in disorder of appearance) : Sound waves arranged in a pattern designed to stimulate a âpleasure centerâ in the brain and induce an “astral projection”, a concert of pulsar frogs from outer space, scientific words (Hubert Reeves, article about Jupiter from the Scientist, etc), movies samples ( It cames from outer space, Flesh Gordon, etc), quote from Stockhausen, musical material slighty distorted (Francois bayle, Stockhausen, D. Day, J. Brown, D. Bowie, Casper the friendly ghost, etc), archives (Appollo IX launching, UFO’ encounters, “Pluto, the dwarf Planet : interview with an astrologer”, etc)

Guest stars :
* Olivier Apprill (Walt Whitman’s poem)
* Nelly Flecher, Julie de Muer, Anton Matéo, Bernard Llopis, Bertille Puissat, Bangkok’s frogs, etc, etc (laughs)
* Xavier Thomas (article from Science & Vie, about the milky way)
* Hubert Reeves

By Floriane Pochon, with Tony Regnauld.