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r a d i o q u a l i a


r a d i o q u a l i a is an online art collaboration aiming to open an electronic portal into the eccentricities of radio space. r a d i o q u a l i a was founded in 1998 in Australia, and is now based in Europe.

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.

related links:
Home Page
pitch shifting, for "one Bit Louder", Video Positive 2000, Liverpool, UK, 2000.
Flexible Bodies on Frequency Modulation (with Zina Kaye), for README!, 1998.
The Apparatus As Interstice, for "Acoustic Space2", Riga, Latvia, 1999.