Photo: Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

TLRS Morning Show

(Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio shows using the formula of morning radio as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care.

Three non-essentialist transgender, queer, (cyber)feminist daily radio shows, broadcast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Episode 7, on Resonance FM or Radiophrenia, or in person at the Tramway.


Commissioned for broadcast by a German national broadcaster in 2005, delayed and then cancelled in 2006, the first Laurence Rassel Show was a 90-minute electroacoustic radio drama about feminist anonymity, transgendered authorship... and murder.  It is astute, serious and ridiculously funny. During Episode 7 Laurence and Terre will revisit this format, broadcasting TLRS live from the Tramway as three daily mid-afternoon ‘morning shows’ and one performance, available also on Resonance FM, and across Glasgow on Radiophrenia.  TLRS will use the tropes of morning radio – wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns – to think together about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care, and the difficulties of attempting to re-imagine what kinds of care we might need if we are to un-become what we never asked to be, be it in gender, body or identity.


Laurence is director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. She was member of Constant, a non-profit, interdisciplinary arts-lab focusing on free software, copyright alternatives and (cyber)feminism. Terre is a multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production.


Resonance104.4FM is the world’s first radio art station, established by London Musicians’ Collective.


Radiophrenia is a temporary FM art radio station broadcasting in Glasgow during April 2015 from the CCA.


At the request of the artists, there is no video or audio documenation available for the TLRS radio shows or performance.