Using various streaming softwares, r a d i o q u a l i a experiments with the concept of broadcasting, using the internet and traditional media forms, such as radio and television, as primary tools. We work in gallery, performance, broadcast and publishing contexts. r a d i o q u a l i a creates the latitude for musicians and visual artists to explore distances between cultural understandings. To this end r a d i o q u a l i a regularly feature performances and netcasts which bring collaborators from remote locations together in online performative spaces.
r a d i o q u a l i a have developed our own software and hardware tools to facilitate streaming media projects. Key amongst these tools is "The Frequency Clock", a multi-platform system which enables users of the internet to timetable webcasting content for broadcast on the internet and on FM radio and television.
r a d i o q u a l i a celebrates the hidden spaces where the alchemic transference of intent and error happens. While exploring intersections between contemporary and historic communications art movements is intrinsic to r a d i o q u a l i a's politic, the eye of the loop is in a convergence of format and aesthetic. r a d i o q u a l i a critique the frailties of our chosen media format (Real Audio/Video, Desktop Computers, Internet connections) within the aesthetic of our sound art and netcasting. We work, with, rather than against the limitations of the media.
r a d i o q u a l i a have mounted exhibitions at: Sonar 2001 in Barcelona, Spain; VideoPositive2000 in Liverpool, UK; Infowar - Ars Electronica 98 and LifeScience - Ars Electronica 99 in Linz, Austria; the Bregenz Festival 98 in Austria; the Lux Centre in London; the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide, Australia; CACSA in Adelaide, Australia; The Physics Room in Christchurch, New Zealand, HDLU in Zagreb, Croatia, and other locations.
r a d i o q u a l i a have also undertaken performances and presentations at: the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, UK; Site Gallery in Sheffield, UK; the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan; and at large festivals such as the VIPER Festival in Zurich, Switzerland; Next 5 Minutes in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; MediaTerra00 in Athens, Greece; net.radio-days in Berlin, Germany; From Station to Station at Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Austria; Baltic Media Culture Festival in Riga, Latvia; LADA98 in Rimini, Italy; CommXchange in Basel, Switzerland; MuuMedia98 in Helsinki, Finland. presently r a d i o q u a l i a are working on a series of radio programmes called isol, for Kunstradio, on Austrian National Radio.
r a d i o q u a l i a have contributed to many conferences and publications, including: Sync or Stream in Banff, Canada; World Information.org, Vienna, Austria; Oberhausen Film Festival in Germany; Sheffield Documentary Festival in Sheffield, UK; Doors of Perception in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Digital Media World in Earls Court, UK. In 2000 r Q co-curated and produced net.congestion - the International Festival of Streaming Media, held in Amsterdam http://net.congestion.org.
r Q have produced three CDs, Frequency Shifts, self.e x t r a c t i n g.radio and e Q, and have conducted numerous tutorials and workshops in many countries, training practitioners in webcasting technologies. r Q have developed software and hardware tools to facilitate streaming media projects.
r a d i o q u a l i a Biography, February 2002.