Publication of " Anybody out there?! - 100 Years of Radio in Germany" published

The first German test broadcast via radio was transmitted from Königs Wusterhausen on December 22, 1920, three years before the official radio program began. This provided the occasion in 2020 to reflect on "100 Years of Radio." With an exhibition and a radio art program under the title "Anybody out there?!" the Leipzig art space D21 together with the HGB Leipzig commemorated this historic moment.

Now the publication of the same title is released, which collects the projects and contributions. The transformations and potentials of immaterial sending and receiving are explored in the new publication through three fields: the beginnings of radio in the 1920s, pirate radios and Leipzig city radio in the GDR, and radio as a medium for live performance today.

The medium of radio stands for broadcasting from one point to many recipients and intensive contact with the public. Long before today's mobile telephony, radio opened up an acoustic space of simultaneity and independence of location: Anybody out there?

The participatory broadcasting and exhibition project was dedicated to the transformations and potentials of immaterial transmission and reception: What acoustic and social space does radio open up? What kinds of community does radio allow - in the apparatus, in front of the apparatus? Where and when does radio(listening) take place - who uses it for what and why? What contemporary and future forms of radio await us?

The multi-part project consisted of a radio program broadcast live from D21, a sound art program on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, a live performance developed from this program, a public intervention by GERÄUSCHKULISSE on the Lindenauer Markt, and an exhibition that could be seen from outside in the shop windows of the D21 Kunstraum.

Anybody out there?! 100 Years of Radio in Germany
Editors: Dieter Daniels, Frederike Moormann, Constanze Müller, Angelika Waniek, Ralf Wendt, 2021
ISBN 978-3-9822281-1-2

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