I Asked The Air To Be The Postman – 我托空气为邮差
Begins September 5th, 2019 at Co-Op Radio
The Vancouver Biennale’s International Artist-In-Residence Program is excited to share the newest audio piece by Chongquing China-based artist; Tao Hui. Over the course of his 6-week residency, Tao Hui has asked the participants to share stories of loss –missed connections, forgotten friends, loved ones who have passed on– under the #VanBiennale 2018-2020 theme, ‘re-IMAGE-n’.
“No matter where you’re from, no matter where you live, there must be someone in your life whom you might have lost. It might have been a family member, a lover, a friend, or a stranger. Even though you might have fallen out of touch with them and they might have forgotten you. Even though you still remember them through stories, songs, and memories.
I invite you to participate in a project, where I can help you reconnect with those memories by giving your stories a platform on the radio. Maybe they might hear it, hear you, or never hear it, but your words will broadcast as a radio wave, and become a sound-based sculpture in the city of Vancouver and a commemoration between you and them forever.
– Tao Hui”
Vancouver Co-op Radio (100.5 FM / coopradio.org) is a non-profit Community Radio & Podcast Station. Since 1975 Co-op Radio has served the Lower Mainland with a unique mix of Music, Arts, Culture, and Public Affairs programming. Each week 350 volunteers produce 90 shows in 12 languages, providing a voice for those who are underrepresented in mainstream media.
“We are proud to partner with Vancouver Biennale on this FM Audio Sculpture.
– Co-op Radio“
“We would like to thank Co-op Radio for this amazing opportunity that touches on powerful stories and brings disparate communities together.
– Vancouver Biennale”
The Vancouver Biennale respectfully acknowledges that the event will take place on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Date & Time
Where: Radio Stations TBA
Date: September 5th, 2019
Listen to audio clips here https://bit.ly/2nV4Iop