Kunstradio – Radiokunst founded in 1987, Kunstradio is a weekly program on Oesterreich 1, the cultural channel of Austrian National Radio, ORF. Conceived as a space for radio art – i.e. an art that reflects the radio medium itself – one of the weekly program's main functions became that of serving as a point of access for international visual artists, media artists, composers, writers to both the production – and transmitting means of the ORF and the international exchange and cooperation infrastructure of National Public Radio worldwide (mainly through the Ars Acustica group at the EBU).
In 1995 a group of artists created Kunstradio on line (http://kunstradio.at) as a means of announcing and archiving the weekly program and as an additional site of radioart. In addition to their weekly on air programmes, Kunstradio on line in 1996 started to explore organizing complex networked radio-art projects named "on air – on line – on site" connecting an astonishing number of real and virtual networked locations/channels around the world and with the participation of many international artists.
Kunstradio has organized international symposia/exhibitions, projects in public space and has published catalogues and CDs. It frequently collaborated/coproduced with festivals, galleries and artist run spaces, as e.g. Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Musikprotokoll/Steirischer Herbst, Graz (Austria), L'Arte dell'Ascolto, Rimini (Italy), The Western Front Society, Vancouver (Canada), Send & Receive Festival, Winnipeg (Canada), Acoustic Space symposium in Irbene (Latvia), Art+Communication festival, Riga (Latvia) and many others.
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