Project Print – Phil Hession

£200.00

Featured Artist: Phil Hession
Trench Songs
180mm x 120mm x 2
C-Print Diptych
Mounted on Dibond
Edition: 10

Description

PHILLIP HESSION

Project Print Edition

Featured Artist: Phil Hession
Trench Songs
180mm x 120mm x 2
C-Print Diptych
Mounted on Dibond
Edition: 10

Featured Artist

Phil Hession’s initial point of inspiration was REM Island – an artificial island built in Cork and towed off the Dutch coast in 1964 as the broadcasting base of Radio and TV Noordzee. Phil met with Hans Knot, a Dutch broadcast historian and expert to interview him about REM island and the history of offshore radio in Europe.

Phil has also recorded his own interpretations of WW1 Trench Songs using his custom built record cutting lathe. The lathe is a manually operated recording device that produces recordings similar in sound to the wax cylinders of old. The resulting recordings have a haunting quality transporting the listener to a bygone era. Both the interview and lathe recordings were played for the first time on the Mona boat.
Phil Hession is a visual artist based in Belfast and Rotterdam who works in performance and video. He exhibits and performs internationally. He is represented by Golden Thread Gallery.
Phil would like to thank Hans Knot both for his interview and for providing material from his extensive offshore radio archive.
http://www.hansknot.com/
Phil would also like to thank Martin Carter and Paddy Bloomer of Lawrence Street Workshops, Belfast for their help in the design and construction of the lathe.
#RADIORELAY
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About the Project

‘Radio Relay’ consisted of new artworks and projects co commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Golden Thread Gallery. From the world’s first radio broadcast during the Easter Rising to the first trench-radio experiments in the Battle of the Somme – radio technology has played an important role.  Between 17th and 19th June 2016, ‘Radio Relay’ tuned into the magic of radio with a schedule of new artworks and projects co commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Golden Thread Gallery.

The project featured new artworks and projects by Graham Fagen, Paddy Bloomer, Colm Clarke, Gareth Moore, Philip Hession, Sara Morrison and Mhairi Sutherland.

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