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A spiral form made of shoes and boots is laid out on a purple and red lit floor

Overheard (Installation)

Overheard (Installation)

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.

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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…”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.

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A shot of a black boot on a blue lit floor surrounded by other shoes

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A spiral form made of shoes and boots is laid out on a green and red lit floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A spiral form made of shoes and boots is laid out on a purple and red lit floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A shot of a black boot on a blue lit floor surrounded by other shoes

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A spiral form made of shoes and boots is laid out on a green and red lit floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A spiral form made of shoes and boots is laid out on a purple and red lit floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward