SPUR seeking submissions for radio broadcast at the Tate gallery

SPUR is an independent artist-run organisation based in the North.

They are currently working on a project with Tate Britain as part of the wider Radio City project, organised by artists Harold Offeh and Marion Harrison, being held at Tate Britain between November 2014 and February 2015, which has invited artists and artist groups to contribute a project/residency, looking at broadcasting and communication.

SPUR’s residency considers the use of staff radio channels as an internal form of broadcasting and communications while looking at the use of radio communication in a wider cultural and workplace context, for example trucking radio language and the shipping forecast.

Throughout the weekend of the residency, they will be reading out texts through the staff radio channels to broadcast throughout the entire Tate gallery.

We would like to invite you to contribute a short text, whether statement, paragraph, quote, theory, poem or otherwise between 2-500 words, or even a text based image which they can print and read for the residency.

The submissions will all be printed on paper and read by either SPUR, visiting artists and the Tate audience.

Core information:
Residency dates: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th January
Location: Tate Britain
Link: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/eventseries/radiocity

What to submit:  Response topics/ideas: Specific forms of radio based language (trucking, sport, military, shipping, cultural), instruments and modes of communication, codes/signals, history of broadcasting and radio use (these are not limiting points but suggestions)


How to apply:  Please include your name, contact details, sentance about yourself, website url etc. in the body of the email. Please put ‘Radio City text’ in the subject line.  Any questions or feedback please get in touch.

Send all submissions to spur.leeds@gmail.com

(Please note that not all submissions may be used, all artists will be credited at the time of reading, by submitting you agree to having your work broadcast, documented & used in social media and publicity.)

Deadline: Friday 23 January 2015

Source:  Arts Jobs

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