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Shortwave Collective

Start: 01/05 13:00 UTC+1


From their different locations during the pandemic, members of Shortwave Collective are listening for radio transmissions via local fences used as antenna. 
Shortwave Collective is an international, feminist artist group established following a workshop at Soundcamp in May 2020. We meet regularly to consider feminist concerns within amateur radio and experiment with the radio spectrum as artistic material. We share resources, consider DIY approaches and inclusive collaboration formats. Shortwave Collective are: Alyssa Moxley, Brigitte Hart, Franchesca Casauay, Georgia Muenster, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Lisa Hall, Sally Applin and Sasha Engelmann. 

We have built no-power, low-budget ‘foxhole’ radios, using wire, razorblades, scrap cardboard and safety pins, and attached these DIY devices to fences - hijacking these as our antennas to scan the radio spectrum. Join us online to watch as we attempt to use our ‘fencetennas’ to listen to the radio spectrum. The performance is a work in progress, as part of our ongoing experiments with feminist approaches to amateur radio and the radio spectrum as artistic material. 

Watch the performance live on this page, or via YouTube Live here: