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128kbps objects EDITED on and at the The Meter Room, UK

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

This is an edited version of 128kbps objects radio exhibition first broadcast on in October 2012. This version of the original 60-hour show has been put together for Grand Union‘s participation in the gallery project Floor Plan for an Institution: The Gallery at The Meter Room in Coventry, UK.

Over the course of 12 hours from 8AM to 8PM GMT, both on the internet radio and at The Meter Room, the audience will be listening to a combination of sound works, readings, music and playlists that responds to the theme of The Gallery; what a gallery might be and how objects might be displayed and experienced within it, outside it, or in-between.

A—Z, Angus Braithwaite, Helen Brown, Rob Canning, Daniela Cascella, Osvaldo Cibils, Patrick Coyle, Beth Collar, [CYT], Tim Dixon, Steven Dickie, Benedict Drew, Anne Duffau, Extra-Conjugale, Claudia Fonti, Jamie George, Graham Harman, Emma Hart, IOCOSE, Juneau Projects, Irini Karayannopoulou, Scott Mason, Tamarin Norwood, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Chiara Passa, Radiomentale, Yannis Saxonis, Salvatore Sciarrino, Richard Sides, Maria Theodoraki, Simon Werner, Richard Whitby.

TUNE IN on Thursday 28 FEBRUARY 2013 from 8AM to 8PM GMT


At 8PM, at The Meter Room, artist Scott Mason will present “of a final account in formation”, a live DJ mix formed of room-tone recordings he has undertaken at exhibitions around the UK. The essential sonic documentation mix, bringing you a survey of the hottest exhibitions nationwide.

For more details about Floor Plan for an Institution: The Gallery project, which is curated by Grand Union, go to The Meter Room website.

Full RADIO SCHEDULE below (download PDF here)

08:00 AM  >  Welcome to 128kbps objects EDITED
08:03 AM  >  Helen Brown: There’s no story (2012)
08:09 AM  >  Richard Sides and Simon Werner: And it was all greasy (2012)
08:41 AM  >  Daniela Cascella: Reading of an excerpt of En Abime (2012)
08:55 AM  >  Selected by Emma Hart: Baldessari’s Dorit Cypis attempts to insult in a second language (1977)
09:01 AM  >  Maria Theodoraki: The moving of the fountain (2012)
09:11 AM   > [CYT]: acoustic diaries: no Silence (2012)
09:28 AM  >  Radiomentale: D-Trains Part 1 and 2 (2012)
09:50 AM  >  Tim Dixon: Words Concerning Some of the Objects on my Work-Table (2012)
11:11 AM   >  Steven Dickie: The importance of record keeping (2012)
11:23 AM  >  Jamie George and Richard Whitby: This Walk Is Repeated You Can Split It To One (2012)
11:29 AM  >  Jamie George: Other Space # (2012)
12:37 PM  >  Patrick Coyle: Empty Grey Squares (Registration) (2011)
12:45 PM  >  Salvatore Sciarrino: Efebo con Radio (1981)
12:57 PM  >  Osvaldo Cibils: Sounds in a roll of paper (2012) – La pratica quotidiana della Pittura
01:02 PM  >  Irini Karayannopoulou: Transmission (2012)
01:06 PM  >  Sara Nunes Fernandes: The sideways boy and the levitating granny, The frontal man and the backside woman, The upside-down man and his wife who had her feet on the ground  (2012)
01:48 PM  >  Chiara Passa: Tales from Space (2012)
01:55 PM   >  Scott Mason: of a final account in formation (2012)
02:00 PM  > presents:  Hearspool : A Humble Gardener by Momus 
03:03 PM  >  This is Not a Pipe.Neither: dis·in·te·grate (d s- n t -gr t ) curated by Anne Duffau and Marialaura Ghidini
04:54 PM  >  Tamarin Norwood: My House and Other Inventions (2011)
05:17 PM   >  Benedict Drew: A Folding Table (2009) – Some Legs
05:39 PM  >  Graham Harman: The Third Table – Read by Nazim Kourgli (2012)
06:03 PM  >  IOCOSE: A Crowded Apocalypse: On Air (2012)
06:09 PM  >  Yannis Saxonis: 1 of 22 soundtracks for Immaterial (2010)
06:12 PM   >  Juneau Projects: Welcome to the Federation’s Headquarters (2012)
06:34 PM  >  Yannis Saxonis: 1 of 22 soundtracks for Immaterial (2010)
06:38 PM  >  Angus Braithwaite and Beth Collar: The English House Through Seven Centuries – 1 Episode of 7 (2012)
06:45 PM  >  Richard Sides: Stop killing my buzz (expanded edition 0.5) (2012)
07:17 PM  >  Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh: Echolocation (2012)
07:22 PM  >  A—Z : E—Eponym: The Shell filled with Planets (2012)
07:37 PM  >  Rob Canning: RadioKulturo
07:49 PM  >  Extra-Conjugale: di tropical
07:59 PM  >  128kbps objects EDITED Finale

Claudia Fonti: 128kbps Ident will play in between the works listed above.

More details about each piece can be found by browsing the archive of the original exhibition on
Announcements voiceover and sound by Jenny Hodgson and Kieran Rafferty.

128kbps objects original project was supported by Arts Council England in partnership with The broadcast of this edited version is supported by Grand Union and The Meter Room. presents ‘128kbps objects’ on; Mon 22 – Sun 28 October 2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

128kbps objects is a week-long internet radio exhibition which explores ideas of objects in transformation across a variety of artistic practices, mediums and sites.
22 – 28 October 2012 at
Tune in from Monday 22 October at 12noon
Download Full Radio Schedule PDF

With new commissioned works by Jamie Allen, André Avelãs, Victoria Bradbury, Helen Brown, Ellie and Oliver, Claudia Fonti, Juneau Projectsand Sara Nunes Fernandes; works by artists featured in previous online programmes and events (Angus Braithwaiteand Beth Collar, Erik Bünger, Rob Canning, Patrick Coyle, Benedict Drew, Extra-conjugale, Jamie George and Richard Whitby, Emma Hart, David Horvitz, Irini Karayannopoulou andYannis Saxonis, IOCOSE, Tamarin Norwood, Radiomentale, Adam Rompel, Richard Sides andSimon Werner, Maria Theodoraki, Tonylight,Nathan Witt); works by artists selected from 128kbps Open Call (Sol Archer, Steven Ball, Sarah Boothroyd, Paul Carr, Osvaldo Cibils, Ami Clarke, Richard Crow/Institution of Rot, Steven Dickie,Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Adam Knight, Haydn Jones, Scott Mason, Material Studies Group, Chiara Passa, James Prevett, Stuart Pound, Erica Scourti, Andy Weir, Tom White and Mark Peter Wright), along with curated interventions by (CYT), Tim Dixonand Anne Duffau, a workshop by Daniela Cascella, and many other sounds.

128kbps objects presents newly commissioned and already existing artworks in the form of sound works, live performances and recordings, interviews, readings, thematic playlists and music. These works contemplate and expand on notions of object-hood, looking at the potentials of displaying objects sonically, such as exploring ideas related to the erasure of visual language and the loss of direct interaction with artistic content. They also reflect on the characteristics inherent in the medium employed for the exhibition, an internet radio, interrogating the relationship between speed and quality in the transmission of information on the web, where all the sonic data above a quality threshold of 128 kilo bytes per second is cancelled out.

How would an object manifest itself, be described or narrated when its inherent material quality is taken away, when the viewer is not confronted with its visual appearance?
How can an art object be thought of in relation to the nature of its reception and social presence within the context of an internet radio broadcast?
These were the two questions proposed to the artists, curators and writers contributing to 128kbps objects.

What the audience will be listening to throughout the week are explorations of the malleable and fluctuating relationship between object-hood, medium and site, and their possible impact on the listener. This broadcast is an exploration of ideas of objects in transformation that stretches the often rigid borders created by definitions of materiality and immateriality, interrogating a terrain which is, perhaps, that of a “realism without materialism” (Graham Harman, 2011)*.

*In his essay On the undermining of objects: Grant, Bruno, and Radical Philosophy Graham Harman defines his philosophical position as one which “amounts to a realism without materialism”. (in The Speculative Turn, 2011. Melbourne:

'128kbps objects' radio schedule; tabloid

‘128kbps objects’ radio schedule; tabloid designed by Studio Hato

'128kbps objects' whole week schedule as it appears AirTimePro

128kbps objects’ schedule in AirTimePro on

More details about each of the featured artists and their respective work can be found in our RADIO SCHEDULE PDF  and will be available in full on online schedule during the broadcast via clicking on the read more link next to each listed item.

128kbps objects is supported using public funding by Arts Council England in partnership with (a Pixel Palace project based at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and The Northern Charter.