|ERFURT - WEIMAR / DE|
on site, on line und on air
On the 21st of March, the day of anti-racism and the equinox, in the towns of Erfurt and its neighbour Weimar, there was a number of works realised within the position of the GATEways concept. A number of artists, who work in the realms of radio, public space and internet, came together to put their work to practice. The free, independent local radio, "Radio F.R.E.I" acted as a node in Erfurt. The Limona, an old factory building in Weimar, that has 6 stories with technical resources from the Bauhaus-University served as the place for the event. Radio F.R.E.I. is a collective initiative, and was in this sense a process for all radio participants.
On the 21st of March, F.R.E.I. broadcasted from 6:00 - 14:00 and from 20:00 till 24:00 on 96,2 MHz UKW and on 90,45 MHz Cable. Over the internet, it was broadcasted, uninterrupted, the entire day and night. The sun rose at 6:15 on the 21st. Herewith, the soundinstallation "einStimmen" by Johannes Sienknecht was opened, that was manifested in the Limona as an 8 channel space-sound-installation, and as a mono-MPEG-stream in the internet. F.R.E.I. transmitted the sound from the installation on Radio from sunup until 7:30.
The public space in Erfurt was creatively formed on the Domplatz by the artists from the Ethiopian cultural association, Adefra, and the youngest generation of Hip-Hop musicians from E.G.O. Themes of migration and cultural transfer were considered by the artists, like in the dialog of a Russian poet and a Spanish musician, that was simultaneously realised in the radio studio.