JCSpaceRadio Artist Talk and Virtual Frequency Workshop

Virtual Visiting Artist lecture and Virtual Frequency Workout

Wednesday, April 8 at 1pm
To join via Zoom, please contact lfrench@pitt.edu


The University of Pittsburgh’s Studio Arts Department is pleased to announce a Spring 2020 Virtual Visiting Artist lecture and Virtual Frequency Workout with Chicago-based artists Christine Shallenberg and Jenn Cooper, who collaborate as JCSpaceRadio. The artist talk and workshop will take place during class time for Digital Imaging, and you are invited to join us!

JCSpaceRadio is a collaborative co-engineered by Jenn Cooper and Christine Shallenberg. JCSR was conceived in December 2015 as a result of continued intellectual engagement and a desire to challenge cultural norms of communication and perception. Their work has been presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Links Hall, and TriTriangle in Chicago, West Nebraska Arts Center, and Newfields Indianapolis Art Museum. They have previously received a residency from Signal Culture in Owego, NY, and have been funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. 

JCSpaceRadio is interested in engaging in a casually critical dialogue with frequencies. Inspiration for the projects’ endeavors comes from the astronauts living and working on the International Space Station and their onboard 2-meter shortwave (HAM) radio. Currently emanating as a conceptual broadcasting station, JCSR is host to bioresonance, binaural, and body-centered tones physically realized through workshops and events.
JCSpaceRadio’s long term goals include exploring the physicality of sonic experiences, making contact with the International Space Station, creating participatory structures for public engagement, and facilitating aesthetically driven citizen science. JCSR prioritizes direct public engagement with most aspects of the project, and ultimately fosters community environments open to discussions of experience, culture, and technology.

We hope you can join us for this virtual artist talk with time for questions and answers, followed by a Virtual Frequency workshop.

Sponsored by the Year of Creativity.