Mobile Radio

art project by Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann

LISBON September 2008

We set off for the Radia meeting and radio festival in Lisbon – RadiaLx 2008 International Radio Art Festival. We also do a Tonic Train performance and present the results of our Mobile Radio adventures at the Goethe-Institut


We step off the train to be placed directly on air at Radio Zero


As the other participants dribble in there is a late-night madcap broadcast from the home of Ricardo Reis (in white)


Much fun is had by utilizing everything we can lay our hands on to make radio. The collective spirit is strong


An important aspect of this get-together is a meeting of the radio art network Radia. The rest of the festival programme was jam-packed with action for a week, so we needed a chart to remind us where we were supposed to be!


Several performances, discussions and debates take place at the Goethe-Institut. Tetsuo Kogawa gives his radio transmitter building performance


The next outside broadcast is done on a ferry crossing the river Tagus, on our way to a sardine lunch


Ah Lisbon! Plenty of time and perfect weather for a broadcast picnic. Here Paulo Raposo chats to (L-R) João c Pinto, Jay Needham and Patrick McGinley


Two nights of performances were held at Fábrica Braço de Prata. Top: Mike Cooper’s live radio play, right: Anna Friz and her multi-transmission performance. Bottom: In the secluded garden of the Goethe-Institut a screening of the film Ich möchte kein Mann sein with sound effects from Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos and live narration by Alexandra Varela from a text by herself and Ricardo Reis


There are many performances during the festival. Here Sarah and Ricardo join in the Radio Game devised by Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos. Many radios come to a sudden end due to a combination of lousy luck and lousy sporting skills


We can’t leave Portugal without….. a day at the beach