Walker Art Center artists-in-residence Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in collaboration with the Walker’s Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) aim to redirect the power of media through _
Radio Re-Volt: One Person .ooOne Watt
_, a project in which people can own and operate legal, low-wattage radio stations to amplify their voices. The Walker will host free workshops on how to operate micro-radio stations throughout the Twin Cities from September 4–October 30 (a complete listing follows).
To hear what democracy sounds like, tune in to 97.7 FM for the
University Avenue Broadcast
from 12 noon–9 pm Thursday, October 28, to take in the diversity of ideas, music, conversations, and random noises as they are broadcast live from more than 50 homes, businesses, and community centers along University Avenue.
Concluding the artists’ residency will be the two-day conference
Rad: Radio, Access, Democracy
on Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Organized in partnership with MCAD, the RAD conference brings together local, national, and international voices to explore the radio’s creative, social, and political potential. For more information, call 612.375.7628.
Running through the 2004 election, Radio Re-Volt unfolds against the backdrop of the most media-saturated presidential campaign in U.S. history as well as the quickly evolving and controversial rules being adopted by the FCC regarding media consolidation. Through residency activities, the artists and WACTAC are building public awareness and igniting discussion around issues of radio access and control, independent media, free speech, democracy, and citizenship. “A democratic society,” said Thomas Jefferson, “depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.” Radio Re-Volt is a radically democratic project that gives individuals direct access to the media that informs us.
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s residency is made possible by generous support from The Wallace Foundation.
Free Workshops: Build Your Own Micro-Radio Station
Come to a free, 90-minute workshop and turn your bike, apartment, bedroom, work cubicle, or car into a low-power radio station. Limited to 15 participants. Call 612.375.7628 to reserve a spot.
Saturday, September 4, 11 am
Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
Tuesday, September 7, 2 pm
Second Moon Coffee Cafe, 225 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis
Thursday, September 9, 6 pm
Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis
Tuesday, September 14, 6 pm
Aardvark Records, 924 Lowry Avenue N.E., Minneapolis
Thursday, September 16, 6 pm
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Suite 100, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 18, 4 pm
Twin Cities Underground, 405 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Tuesday, September 21, 6 pm
Arise! Bookstore and Resource Center, 2441 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
Tuesday, September 28, 6 pm
Ax-Man Surplus Store, 1639 University Avenue North, St. Paul
Thursday, September 30, 6 pm
Ex Nihilo Gallery, Suite 230, 308 Prince Street, St. Paul
Tuesday, October 12, 6 pm
No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, corner of 2nd Street and 5th Avenue S.E., Minneapolis
Thursday, October 14, 6 pm
Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Tuesday, October 19, 6 pm
Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis
Saturday, October 30, 1 pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis
Walker information/box office: 612.375.7622.