Project Print Edition
Featured Artist: Phil Hession
180mm x 120mm x 2
Mounted on Dibond
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.
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.