Photo: Alex Woodward

Resonance Radio Orchestra

Overheard (Installation)

Event

13–14 Nov 2010  •  Tramway, Glasgow

The worlds leading radio art station. "A radio station like no other. A radio station that makes public those artworks that have no place in traditional broadcasting. A radio station that is an archive of the new, the undiscovered, the forgotten, the impossible…". A performance, a radio show, an installation, an endurance test.

Who: The worlds leading radio art station. "A radio station like no other. A radio station that makes public those artworks that have no place in traditional broadcasting. A radio station that is an archive of the new, the undiscovered, the forgotten, the impossible‚Ķ"5 What: A performance, a radio show, an installation, an endurance test. A game of chance. Constantly broadcasting live, actor Tam Dean Burn will leave Tramway at the start of INSTAL and walk away from it, in an ever increasing spiral, for a day. Then he'll walk back. And so, after two days, he'll end up back on stage; spent. We'll listen to him listen to Glasgow, for 48 hours. Why: Listening to live radio is unique, you hear sounds that only suggest what's going on. You never see their cause: you have to imagine a sound's context. You listen to something that could be totally real, but is still sort of unknowable. So but then: what's the difference between the Glasgow Tam walks through and the one conjured by what you hear? Which is more real? 

 

During the festival the installation included a spiral of shoes laid on a floor in an upstairs space at the Tramway whilst a live audio feed of Tam's performance was transmitted in the space.