a KUNSTRADIO project in 4 episodes
3 LADA'97

7th International Festival of Radio
and Media in the Electronic Space

Rimini, and San Marino,
November 3 - 9 1997

MISURE (Measures)

LADA'97 is focused on interventions in public spaces and is curated by Giardini Pensili together with Comune di Rimini, Repubblica di San Marino, RTV San Marino Broadcasting Corporation, RAI Audiobox / Italian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF Kunstradio / Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and with the collaboration of Phonurgia Nova.

The title MISURE comes from the concept of definition of a space through various tools like distance, sound, time, geometry. What a border is? How does it work? The measurement of a space defines naturally its borders and deals with social infrastructures as well. What is a portable and nomadic border? How can the border be organised in a positive way in terms of reciprocal understanding based on difference?

City means public space and of course architecture, streets, sounds, everybody's daily activites. It also means public and private transportation and transit places. All kinds of interfaces between us and our environment. The creation of projects in public spaces involves the necessity of dealing not just with the art world public but with everybody.

Part of the symposium will be in the streets of Rimini using outdoor loudspeakers to invoke the clichees of propaganda. Other strategies are in development in order to mix up theory and praxis. In 1996 a very normal bar was chosen as center of the symposium and a web and radio studio were installed and accessed throughout the festival. We were broadcasting nationwide between Austria and Italy. In the evening, regular customers were mixing with the invited artists and cogniscenti. This year we hope to hold one day of LADA on the Adriatic on board a cruise boat. From the sea we will be able to experience Sam Auinger's live work for the *Publiphono* (the public adress system that stretches for nearly 20 kilometers along the famous Rimini beach). We'll be on-air, on-line, on-site and at-sea at the same time.

Radio will be treated as a public space where installations can be broadcast during the festival through a network of independent and public radios created for the project. DJs and audio-artists, working with sound environments will contribute to an atmosphere of total broadcasting. The Internet is also seen as a *tool* for collective experiences in the *real* world. In the words of Umberto Eco - let's gather through the net in the same piazza (well... actually Umberto was sayng: "to get people out of the house and - why not? - even into each other's arms.").

In LADA emphasis is given to the praxis of the permanent workshop. This means that through all the year a series of events and presentations create a stream of activities where LADA can be regarded as a more visible point. For this year's project we also intend to develop videoconference and wireless data transmission as art tools. Telecom Italia and the Siena University (Communication Science Department) are supporting us for this purpose.

Kunstradio is planning a project in the framework of LADA97 as a part of the preparation for *Recycling the Future* (Vienna, 4-7 Dec., 1997), Kunstradio's 10th anniversary project.


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