New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium, running February 16-18 2017 at Geary Lane plus special presentations at DisPersion Lab and inter/access.
The symposium will include performances, a keynote address by transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie, a listening-recital, installation, and workshop as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms such as GPS, phone apps, bluetooth and WiFi communication, as well as lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF.
Keynote Address: Digging Wider — Expanding Research Methods through Multidisciplinary Art Practice
by Amanda Dawn Christie
Through various projects related to the Radio Canada International shortwave transmission site, this talk will explore creative approaches to research through various media and disciplines in order to gain new perspectives, understanding, and insights that might not have been discovered through traditional research methods. Examples of disciplines discussed will include sound recording, film, video, performance, installation, photography, text, radio broadcasts, interviews, work with archival materials, and the creation of fictitious materials. Works explored in this talk include: Spectres of Shortwave, Radio Towers Like Windchimes, Sine Waves and Snow Falls, Requiem for Radio, Laundry Line Antenna, and The Marshland Radio Plumbing Project.