Thu, 17 October 2013
On this episode, we have a special audio project. To observe the tenth anniversary of Dia:Beacon, we have an old timey radio drama...kind of.....ok, not really. What it is is a documentation, through interpretive readings, of reviews of Dia:Beacon which have been posted on Yelp.com over the past eight years. Yelp, in its current form has been around since early 2005 and the first posted review of Dia:Beacon dates to April of that year, and to date, 80 reviews have since been posted. This project documents these reviews as a collective barometer of this museum 10 years after opening its doors.
As with the authorities in the film Rashomon who try to discern the truth behind a murder through the incongruous testimonies of the participants, our aim is to triangulate the essence of the museum through the divergent first hand accounts of visitors who thought enough of their experience to voice their critiques and share their suggestions online for the benefit of the rest of us.
We begin this episode with audio from the Decomposer project, performed as part of Collaborative Concepts annual Farm Project at Saunder's Farm in Garrison, NY on Aug 29, 2013. This year's exhibit remains on view through Oct 26.
Kay Larson's book, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism and, the Inner Lives of Artists, planted a seed in Thomas Huber's mind which grew into Decomposer, with the help of Matt Frieburghaus and Laura Kaufman. An exhibit revolving around John Cage's work 4'33" went on exhibit this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York - There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33"
We want to thank the readers who agreed to participate in this project:
Fri, 23 August 2013
Last December Chris sat down with Ariane Koek to learn about Collide@CERN, the artist residency program she created which pairs artists and scientists in creative collisions at CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider just outside Geneva, Switzerland.
Click here to hear this episode.
Some links related to our conversation with Ariane:
- on Hyperallergic
Ariane's blog Beauty Quark
- Applications for the digital arts residency are being accepted until Sept 26, 2013.
Bill Fontana on Bad at Sports
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler
Chris' Geneve Journal Kickstarter campaign which took him to Geneva in the first place.
Tue, 4 June 2013
Joseph Bertolozzi is a composer/musician based in Beacon, NY - and he's currently in Paris taking samples of sounds from the Eiffel Tower. On the eve of his departure for Paris, Joseph spoke with Chris about Tower Music and his previous project, Bridge Music which had him similarly swinging mallets at the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie NY.
This recording trip to the Eiffel Tower will continue through this week and it's documented extensively on the Tower Music Facebook page.
After his conversation with Joseph, Chris mentions the project for an upcoming episode of DHR for which we are asking folks to submit recordings of themselves doing dramatic readings of Yelp reviews of Dia:Beacon. Details on how you too can participate can be found here.
Finally, visit EFF.org to see and support their effort to contest what appears to be an overreaching claim of patent protection that, if upheld could have a chilling effect on the world of podcasting.
Perhaps not simply by chance, This American Life revisits their previous show about patent enforcement and touches on this current podcasting related issue.
Mon, 15 April 2013
We're inviting you to participate in creating our next episode coming up in May. Visit our deadhareradiohour.com for details on how you can get your voice on the program. May 13, 2013 is the deadline.
Fri, 15 March 2013
Carolina Miranda is back on the Dead Hare Radio Hour (she was the program's very first guest.) In a conversation recorded in May 2012, Carolina Chris to discuss the Crystal Bridges Museum which opened in November of 2011 in Bentonville, AR.
Carolina's Crystal Bridges photo diary on her blog, c-monster.net includes images of several of the works discussed.
Carolina's most recent radio piece for NPR on the artist Llyn Foulkes.
This Washington Examiner story states that the 600,000 Crystal Bridges visitors in the museum's first year is double the expected number.
A Wall Street Journal story on the Mark Rothko painting, No. 234/ No. 234, recently acquired by Crystal Bridges
More images from Chris' visit to the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, MO. can be found in his photo album.
Tue, 1 January 2013
After a long hiatus, a new podcast episode.
Incident Report, Hudson, NY.
This episode closes with Willie Survive's remix and rap over Jomar's Chinese Painting sound piece.
More links relevant to our conversation are forthcoming.