The intention in the print-interactive sound 'installation is to convey the beauty, narrative and affection people have for analogue radio Radio recalls a golden era of innovation for Britain with companies such as Marconi and Cambridge –based PYE pushing the boundaries in design and technology. From pre-war days to the 50’s, radio listening was a collective experience and the warmth of tone or a reception crackle did not detract from the intensity of the listening experience.

My starting point, for creation is the idea. ‘Radio Dials’ began as a series of prints and become ‘print with interactive sound’. People were asked for a radio memory which became the source material for the work which became an interactive experience when t was installed. Engagement recalls the physicality of tuning in to find a radio station or adjusting the aerial of a pre-war wireless.Viewers picked up a suitable tag and uncovered the 'sweet spot' on 3D space were able to initiate sound bites as they walked within the space. I collaborated with a hi -tech company (Ubisense) and adapted their RTL system to suit my needs.

This is also poignant exploration, as analogue radio transmission will cease in 2015 and those well-loved radios will be silenced.

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