Film of the artist shot by Ben Rowley with audio from the exhibition. Radio Mind was a micro radio broadcast and installation by Magz Hall at the Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs, Kent. Sept 2nd-7th Sept 2011.
Radio Mind investigates the shifting terrains of the transcendent and the quotidian through new communications technologies. Drawing on early 20th Century experimental radio, Protestantism, historical and mythic seafaring cults and the powerful mythology of the radiophonic ether, notions of radio art and religious imaginary are brought into question.
The Old Lookout became the chapel of a religious pirate radio cult whose radio station Radio Mind, was relayed by its' Missionaries across the golden sands of this popular seaside resort. Inspired by an obscure group of early 20th century Anglican clerics with a shared interest in telepathy, psychic research and psychology as paths of divine/human communication, Radio Mind took place at the Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs which became an outpost from which to re-open the paths of transmission through performance, broadcast and participation.
Radio Artist Magz Hall is interested in sound and radio events outside conventional studio settings and this micro transmission investigates the shifting terrains of the transcendent and the quotidian through new communications technologies. Magz Hall is a radio producer, lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and audio artist with work exhibited at MACBA Barcelona, Groningen Holland, the British Museum and worldwide on the ether. A founding producer of London arts station Resonance FM. She co produced and presented of the critically acclaimed radio show and podcast You Are Hear from 2002-10 youarehear.co.uk and runs radioarts.org.uk
Magz is conducting practice based PhD research in radio art at University of the Arts London. She is currently working on a surround sound radio "play" and is part of Creative Research group in Sound Arts Practice (CRISAP) her full biog can be found at crisap.org
Voices in Radio Mind.
The Highland Chief and David Davidovich Burliuk - Wm.B.McClure
Archbishop Du Vernet - Magz Hall and Mark Pilkington
Testimonial – Jennifer FR Hall
Music – Magz Hall and Xylitol
Full Moon Orchestra
Script Magz Hall with excepts from “Spiritual Radio” By Archbishop Du Vernet 1925
This work and film is copyright of the artist Magz Hall