Send and Receive
Anton Kats (DE/UA), Maia Urstad (NO)
Artists Anton Kats and Maia Urstad invite you to hear and share different ways of working with radio – as tools for communication, platforms for programming and opportunities for listening and connecting to each other.
The ways in which radio is created, used and distributed have developed dramatically over recent decades. The whole model of what a radio station – and all its forms of listening, recording, operating, transmitting and networking – has been taken apart and re-built. New technologies offer different ways to play, create, operate, activate and use radio for our own means.
MAKU is Anton and Maia’s collaborative project, combining their shared practices and interests in communication technology, radio transmission and ways of listening. Anton and Maia will use the session to introduce their approaches, and are interested to hear what radio practices are taking place in Brighton, especially in relation to current needs for space, networking and self-organisation in the city.
Doors and bar open | 6pm
Discussion | 6.30-8.30pm
Tickets | Free/ pay what you can
The event is part of Lighthouse Curator in Residence Eva Rowson’s six month programme ‘Who’s doing the washing up – where’s the sink?’ exploring the role of hospitality in organisations. The project is a response to Lighthouse’s aim to create spaces to host new ideas, practices and communities and a shared understanding amongst local groups and independent organisations that these spaces are disappearing elsewhere in the city. Drawing on ideas of world-building and feminist science-fiction, modes of communication and organisational practices, the programme takes different forms including workshops and interventions as well as re-imaginings of the uses and workings of the Lighthouse building itself.
The programme title ‘Who’s doing the washing up – where’s the sink?’ is used to address questions that so often go unasked by institutions and grant-makers when imagining ’radical’ new models of organising and hosting: How are different types of work – from the artists to the cleaning – valued in these futures? Who gets to have a voice in these imaginings? And how do we actually change the infrastructures we’re working in so we don’t just reproduce the same models, narratives and values?