Paolo Cirio, Phantom Radio, Terry Fox
Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee
A Spanish introduction
Reading Room: Paolo Cirio
Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Paolo Cirio on Surveilling Surveillers
Since Edward Snowden revealed how everything and everyone is constantly monitored and how personal data is stored and analysed, we are more conscious than ever before of the internet as a surveilled space. But most of us do not possess the techniques and skills to recognise or understand online surveillance.
Tim Hunkin Talks Electricity & Radio Waves
Bed Bath and Beyond by Charlotte Taillet & Joel Colover
Isolation Unit by Terry Fox
Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 24, 1970
This event was a collaboration between Terry Fox and Joseph Beuys, performed for an audience of about thirty friends. The event acted as a requiem for a pet mouse kept by Beuys for three years, which had just died. The first sound heard on the record is Terry Fox striking an eight-inch pipe with a one-inch iron pipe. The mouth of the pipe is directed towerd a window frame containing four panes of glass. The pipe is struck and acoustically dead spots are searched for in the glass by listening to the echo. When those spots are found, the glass is shattered.
There is a candle burning behind the window frame. When all of the panes are broken, the wooden cross is knocked out of the frame and an attempt is made to bend the candle flame with the sound wave enamating from the pipe. Then the small pipe is struck on the floor in search for the dead spots in the glass of a light bulb.
Meanwhile, Beuys, clad in his felt suit (with elongated arms and legs), was giving his mouse a ride on a tape recorder reel. He then stood gently cradling it in one hand while eating a Cherimoya fruit, spitting the seeds one at a time into a small silver bowl at his feet. These two sounds continue simultaneously until the fruit is consumed.