NARROWCAST [2019]

Narrowcast is a durational performance artwork presented in Bunbury Regional Art Galleries in which the artists install a radio studio in BRAG’s Convent Gallery and ‘narrowcast’ during opening hours for one week. In this improvised speech-as-sound artwork, content creation is secondary to an exploration of the practice of improvised speech, and sharing the experience of placing this capacity under the duress of durational performance. The work encourages participation and engagement with visitors, who can seek out the source of the sound, sit in the studio lounge and listen, enter the radio studio to suggest topics for the artists to address, or join the narrowcast themselves. 

Image credit: Vahri McKenzie and Siobhan Maiden, Narrowcast, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Image by Kate Ingarfield.

 

Arriving What the FAQ? Audio-Descriptive Tour
Improv Hour Music The Weather
GuestCast Pathologies Reflecting

From almost 50 hours of content, these films document and arrange material into a selection of the scores – prompts for structuring improvisation – used during the week.

 

Vahri McKenzie and Siobhan Maiden, Narrowcast, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Image by Kate Ingarfield.
Narrowcast installation view, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Photograph by Kate Ingarfield.
Narrowcast installation view, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Photograph by Kate Ingarfield.
Narrowcast installation view, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Photograph by Kate Ingarfield.
Narrowcast installation view, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Photograph by Kate Ingarfield.
Narrowcast installation view, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, July 2019. Photograph by Kate Ingarfield.
Making drapes for Narrowcast installation, Bunbury, 2019. Photograph by Renee Kaczmarcka.
Making drapes for Narrowcast installation, Bunbury, 2019. Photograph by Vahri McKenzie

This project was supported by:

  • Bunbury Regional Art Galleries [exhibitions catalogue]
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award: Excellence for Engagement in Research, Edith Cowan University
  • Edith Cowan University’s School of Arts and Humanities Academic Study Leave program
  • State Library of Western Australia’s film and video collections.

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