"Between the magical world of hidden radio waves and the adventure of repairing, breathing new life into broken stuff."
Jonathan Frigeri reveals inaudible messages, like “oracles“ that are hidden to the human ears, “probably telepathic messages, from other minds deep in thought” (John Cage). Equipped with a special recording device that capture electromagnetic waves through the air, he will explore public and private spaces in Brussels. Whenever he finds an interesting “message” he will install an object (translator and amplifier). The final outcome will be a cartography of possible oracles spread out over the city. A final presentation of this network of oracles will be broadcasted via Radio Campus.
The title of this residency is “A Pipe of a Different Color”. During his stay at Q-O2 workspace Klaas Hübner offers his service to the citizens of Brussels. He uses his handcraft skills for simple repair of household items and furniture. He also offers his service for free, but accept donations of any kind.
Klaas Hübner travels by bike and visits people’s homes by appointment, offering his at the actual place of repair. He documents the work with photographs of the item before and after, a map where the item was located, and a simple statistic about the amount of time spent repairing the item. In parallel, he records audio samples of the repair process or the item itself too and aims to arrange a musical work with them. He will display the result at the end of the residency, hopefully with some original items on display. He aims that his engagement can be useful to extend the lifetimes of the items and create awareness of the waste we produce, motivating people to repair things and objects themselves. In addition, he is also interested in the social interactions and the different lives he may encounter. The title of his work is inspired by the repairman Harry Tuttle, played by Robert De Niro in the motion picture Brazil.
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