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Shock Forest Group

Cosmic Radio

Cosmic Radio is an in-depth and extensive project researching past, present and future of radio in the broadest sense of the word. The research is done by Shock Forest Group. The first part took place from March 28 to April 16, 2023, including a talk led by Charles Esche at the Van Abbemuseum and a sonic installation during STRP festival.

Shock Forest Group consists of seven researchers: Katya Abazajian, Sheryn Akiki, Axel Coumans, Susanna Gonzo, Nicolás Jaar, Daria Kiseleva and Jelger Kroese. It’s an international, multidisciplinary collective of musicians, designers, linguists, coders and ecologists. They believe in a free form way of researching, examining a polyphony of truths that are able to resonate and reverberate within and through the places they are embedded in.

The second part of the research project tooktake place from 15 November - 2 December 2023 at the Van Abbemuseum.

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“Our bodies help us listen to our questions. Where are the sounds in this room coming from? How will they change day to day? How do non-human beings feel the noise our electrical grids create? How does the sound affect us even when we can’t hear it?”

Part #1: April 2023

13 - 16  April 2023

STRP festival

Part #2: Nov/December 2023

12 April 2023, Van Abbemuseum (talk with Charles Esche)

13-16 April 2023 Microstad (exhibition and film @ STRP)

15 April 20223 Microstad (live radio show @ STRP)

16 April 2023, Microstad (live activation Antenna installation @ STRP)

13 November - 3 December 2023

Van Abbemuseum

15-29 November 2023, Workshops Temporary Shock Forest Group

2 December 2023, Radial Seedscape performance #1

3 December 2023, Radial Seedscape performance #2

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