News Archive
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Summer & Fall 2020


11/25: Performing a new radio art piece, commissioned by the radio art collective MÆKUR in honor of their record release at Bergen Kunsthall,  Bergen, Norway 

10/25: "Strange Radio Episode 1: Transmission" journeys east for the 2020 Tbilisi Architecture Biennial for a radio exhibition curated by Common Waves Radio Collective

10/14: Artistic Research Conference presentation of Re- Radio

9/15: "The Archive of Future Signals," (11:00) a hörspiel produced as part of the 2019-2020 Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship

7/4: "Signals and Connections: Archival Processes," (45:00) a collaboration with Maia Urstad for Bergen Kunsthall, Norway


Winter & Spring 2020

6/1: So happy a collaborative article with Dr. Deanna Shoemaker is coming into the world: "Listening and Becoming through Sound: Audio Autoethnographic Collaboration as Critical Communication Pedagogy" will be published in The Review of Communication.  

5/21: UnionDocs Radio Art Talk & Broadcast, Brooklyn, NY, culminating event of the 2019-2020 Wave Farm Radio Art Fellowship. POSTPONED

4/18: Listening In the Dark Radio Art Party, 8-10pm broadcast on WGXC 90.7fm and streaming at Wave Farm. Archived for listening at your leisure here! Dim the lights, grab your pillow and cuppa and cozy up to the radio for this premiere romp through the Wave Farm Radio Art Archive featuring radio art classics and contemporary delights. Hosted and curated by moi! Together through the distance...



4/5: One of 5 artists chiming in with a piece for Meira Asher's Radioart106 episode #125 Look Up Lock Down, broadcast on Rebootfm (Berlin), Usmaradio (San Marino), Rabe (Bern), and Chimeres (Athens). 

3/1 : Start of Artistic Research Fellowship at the Art Academy's Department of Contemporary Art, University of Bergen, Norway

2/4: Publication in Rethinking Marxism of "Imagining Loss," a collaboration with Serap Kayatekin

Summer & Fall 2019

10/16: "Strange Radio Live! Listening to the Deep Connection: Lecture-Performance Transmission," ARTNOW public event, 4:30-6pm at Edison Hall, Monmouth University, NJ (Part of week-long Artist Residency at Monmouth)



10/1-5/30:  Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship for 2019-2020 supporting the development of "Houdini, A Radio Opera," adapted from Muriel Rukeyser's musical play, Houdini

9/1-5/30: Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship for curating, creating, and teaching radio art. Honored to receive this inaugural 9 month fellowship funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Beginning September 2019, the Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship is nine-month, part-time engagement for an American radio artist with strong interests in the history of radio art and related practices. The Fellow will work closely with Wave Farm’s Executive Director, Galen Joseph-Hunter, and Artistic Director, Tom Roe, and will communicate regularly with Fellowship Mentors: Anna FrizJoan Schuman, and Gregory Whitehead.The fellow will develop an audio archive of noteworthy historic and contemporary radio artworks including brief introductory and contextual information for publication on the Wave Farm website. Drawing from the archive, produce approximately five hours of radio art programming weekly on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM. The fellow will also create original radio artworks for broadcast and lead three workshops and/or listening sessions with WGXC’s volunteer programmers.

8/23: Live Radio Broadcast, Saari Residency Harvest Party, near Mynämäki, Finland, a collaboration with Dılşa Perençick. Next best thing to being there! 

7/21-8/2: Artist-in-residence Monson Arts, Monson, Maine

Winter & Spring 2019

5/20: A very special SketchPad episode: The Psyche and Cupid Radio Hour in collaboration with writer & animator Dılşa Perençick phoning in from Finland.



Live in Greenfield, MA on WMCB 107.9fm AND the show will be simultaneously broadcast from Glasgow, Scotland's Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the magical two-week radioart fest Radiophrenia (13-26 May 2019.)

4/26+27: Strange Radio comes to my home town, Great Falls, MA as part of the Radical Interconnected Fest with Eggtooth Productions. Live sound documentary perfomance with radio transmission in an old church! 7pm both nights. More info and tickets: https://www.eggtooth.org/experience-now



3/31: With thanks to Bojana Knežević for creating a super stereo mix, our TONSPUR_collaboration: A Chance Encounter is being broadcast on Radio Orange 94.0fm in Vienna, Austria. 

3/26: ​ Guest speaker in Soundscapes: An Exploration of Identity through Music and Sound, taught by Professor Yvette Janine Jackson, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. 

3/25: Strange Radio as Method, public talk at Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI), Amherst College, 4:30-6:30pm with reception. 


Reni Hofmüller and KW
image by G. Weckwerth, A. Seme, K. Werner

3/18-20: Dirty Ear Forum, Vienna, Austria. As part of this I'll be teaching a  radio autoethnography workshop in Hörvergessen, a seminar taught by artist Ricarda Denzer at Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien/ University of Applied Arts Vienna.

3/7-3/11: A visit to Stockholm's EMS (Elektonmusicstudion) with Yvette Jackson.  

3/1-2: ¡Radio Audity! 
A Radio Art Workshop in Helsinki, Finland, as part of sound art festival ÄÄNIAALTO. All welcome, all levels. 



2/24: Opening of TONSPUR_collaboration: Yvette Janine Jackson (USA) / Bojana Knežević (SRB)/ Katarina Petrovic (SRB) / Karen Werner (USA): A Chance Encounter (for 4 artists, 8 speakers and 16 questions). A sound installation about trust, Vienna's MuseumsQuartier Tonspur Passage until April 27. 



1/7/19-2/28/19: Two month art residency at Saari Residence - Kone Foundation near Mynämäki (southwest) Finland.  


photo credit: Jussi Virkkumaa / Kone Foundation

Winter 2018

3/20: Politics of Storytelling presentation at Prix Bohemia Radio Festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic. 

3/15: Radio Autoethnography workshop and live broadcast with students in the PhD-in-Practice program, Akademie der Bildenden Künste/ Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Broadcasting work on Radio Orange 94.0FM from 7-8pm. Archived here.



3/12: Guest artist for graduate production course, Radio Experiments, Prof. Joan Schuman, New School for Public Engagement.

3/7: Guided tour of MAG3 projectroom exhibition, beginning at Novaragasse 40. Plus, a special performance from the Chief Cantor of Vienna Shmuel Barzilai and Stadttemple Choir Director and musician Benjy Fox-Rosen. Projectroom MAG3 | Schiffamtsgasse 17 | 1020 Vienna. 



2/24:  Interview by Frank Jodicke about "Karen Werner's HAUS Plus A Group Of Works Circling About Holocaust Postmemory and The Stranger" in skug MusikKulture, read here.



2/22-3/23: Haus, part 2: Zirkus. Sound installation, central piece in gallery show at projectroom MAG3 | Schiffamtsgasse 17 | 1020 Vienna. Opening event on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:30pm. Introduction from Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and welcome from mayor of L-stadt, Uschi Lichtenegger. 



2/20: Interview with Ilan Stavans on NEPR's In Contrast: A Podcast on Culture in the Making. Wendy Call and I talk about our ABC/RN radio documentary, You Will Not See Me Die. The episode is really great. You can hear Zapotec Language and the Language of Radio here.



2/9: Swimming Through Butterflies featured on Constellations podcast. Listen here.  


Fall 2017

12/3: Haus, part 1: Covenant of the Tongue, Tonspur MuseumsQuartier sound passageway installation, Vienna, Austria, through February 24, 2018. Opening event at 5pm at MQ. Introduction by Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, former Chief Curator of the Jewish Museum of Vienna. Hear Haus, part 1: Covenant of the Tongue here


Image from 7-part series of images created in collaboration with Georg Weckwerth (photos) and Astrid Seme (design)

11/23: Ghost's Radio: Art, Research, Possibilities. Invited presenter at Spaces Beyond: Parallax Forum Network, an international conference on the role of the art academy, hosted by Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland.



11/21: Broadcast of You Will Not See Me Die on Earshot, Australian Broadcast Corporation. 30-minute documentary co-produced with Wendy Call about Zapotec poet Irma Pineda, hip hop artist Tono MC, and the vitality of the Zapotec langauge in Mexico through poetry and music. Listen here.

11/19: The Art of Postmemory, presenting workshop at Limmud Wien, Vienna, Austria. VHS Polycollege Margareten Wieden, Stöbergasse 11-15, 1050 Wien.

11/9: 1-hour broadcast of my radio pieces on the two-week radio station and project Radiophrenia, Glagow, Scotland. My work is included as part of Meira Asher's nightly programming from her radioart106FM vaults. 

11/1-30: Tonspur Artist-in-Residence at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria.

10/25-27: Presenting Ghost's Radio, a two-day workshop in Vienna under the auspices of the Mobile Art Lab of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and Radio Orange 94.0FM in Vienna. Wonderful experience. Archived here.

10/1-5/1: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship for Strange Radio.

9/29-10/1: The Politics of Storytelling, Contributor at HearSay International Audio Arts Festival, Kilfinane, Ireland.

9/23: Broadcast #1 of WMTQ 92.3FM, 5-hour microtransmission from the cupola of the Montague Bookmill.


Nur Tiven Design

9/16-17: The Politics of Storytelling, Presenter and featured artist, Megapolis Radio Festival, Philadelphia, PA.


Nur Tiven Design