Intimate Space

Andrea Sodomka, 2009


Intimate Space

The poetry of transmission

duration: 35'30"

Definition: Intimate Space is the area around a human body, about an arm's length, in which one is comfortable with loved ones and close friends 

A story about distance, communication and intimacy.

Radioart today appears in numerous, hybrid forms: sound installations, mobile phone-performances, Mini-FM-transmitter-installations, satellite-concerts, internetradio-pieces, podcasts....

Radiopieces are projected into so many different environments: your home, garden, car, trains,... Many of them into mobile situations. 

When I´m listening to podcasts on my iPod, transmitted by a minimal distance transmitter in my car, it doesn't matter where I am, or when I'm listening. Radio creates a mapping between time and space,  transforming an acoustical geometry into a spatial geometry. 

In this extended transmission-space I use radio like an instrument:

A transmitter might be triggered by a guitar, or a telephone call, or a robot- voice from my netbook. 

Intimate spaces and public realms are connected via mobile sound communication devices.

My home is where my communication tools are.

Intimate Space

radio installation for Mini-FM-Transmitters

alien productions (Andrea Sodomka, Norbert Math), 2009

Hear performance of this work.

Voice: August Black

Accordion: Heidelinde Gratzl

Electric Guitar: Helmut Jasbar

with a sound-donation by Daniel Lercher

Sound Engineer: Anton Reininger

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