Utopia Station_ Venezia 2003

12/06/2003 - 14/06/1950

RAM avails itself of the contribution of artists from different generations, who are renown on contemporary arts’ international scene. Moreover, RAM collects interviews with artists and their self-portraits and makes them available for free access and usage. With its interactive FORUM available to Internet users, RAM is also the place to hold topical debates.

As an Internet radio devoted to art, RAM has been invited to the 50th edition of the Venice Biennial Exhibition. It will be part of the project Utopia Station. This location is created by the Austrian artist Franz West and situated in the Tese delle Vergini garden.
Cecilia Casorati is the head of RAM programming. Editorial staff comprises Lorenzo Benedetti, Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Matteo Giacomelli and Nicola Setari. Programs will extend over the three opening days and will include four stages of a work-in-progress.

1) Artists’ live contributions.
2) Broadcasting.
3) Thematic Forum
4) Meetings curated by JANUS magazine

RAM’s transmissions started and terminated with the broadcast of recordings of the noises generated by the national pavillons tracing an ideal connection between the different countries.

12 June
Programs will start at 2:00 p.m. with “Appello alla Nazione”, a live contribution by Alfredo Pirri in collaboration with the composer Janusz Podrazik directing a string quartet, a piano and a synthesizer. Poems by Cristiana Moldi Ravenna
A performance will follow by Nicoletta Agostini con Raiz called “La Catalogazione”.
In the afternoon there will be the broadcasting of sound projects and interviews.
At 4:30 p.m. live interviews and a debate about the Janus magazine by Hendrik Tratsaert, in collaboration with Nicola Setari.

13 June
The day will start with the live interaction by Luigi Ontani, “Viva l’Arte”
Broadcasting of sound projects and interviews.
At 4:30 p.m. live interviews and a debate of the Janus magazine (Part Two).
From 5:00 to 6:00 p.m: second Forum entitled “UNLIMITED MILEAGE/CHILOMETRAGGIO ILLIMITATO”, with the presence of the magazine Trieste Contemporanea.

14 June
Programs will start at noon with artists’ broadcasts.
At 1:30 p.m. part three of the Janus Magazine interviews and debate.
From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Forum on the subject of “PROTOTYPES”, with an open debate.
From 5.00 p.m. mentioning biennial rewards

Sound projects include works by Marco Bagnoli, Jan Fabre, Alberto Garutti, Annie Ratti, CRIMSON, Emilio Prini, Mark Bain, Carlos Amorales, Luigi Rizzo, Bizan Bassiri, Donatella Spaziani, Dafni/Papadatos, Liliana Moro, Bruna Esposito, Liam Gillick, Joan Jonas, Knut Asdam, Marcello Simeone, Marina Paris, Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio, Paola Pivi invites David Cunningham, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Camille Normant, Vadim Fishkin, Stanley Whitney and Marina Adams, Martin Creed, Douglas Ross.
Yoko Ono, Elmegreen & Drugset, Jan Fu Dong.
Among the artists interviewed Bojan Sarcevic, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Yoko Ono, Matthew Barney, Lawrence Weiner, Christophe Keller, Armin Linke, Superflex, Nils Norman.

Yona Friedman, Thomas Hirschhorn, Nico Dockx, Fabien Verschaere, Thierry de Duve, Valérie Mannaerts, Sylvie Eyberg and others will take part in the Janus debates.

Radioartemobile has been broadcasting the weather temperture each day thanks to an installation of Adrian Williams who establishes it with the sounds made by a group of crickets.
Drawing of the radioartemobile poster by Mario Merz

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