1. performance
      26 May 2005

      Opening an Uncanny Space

      Radio group LIGNA
      Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
    2. The Hamburg-based radio group LIGNA was invited to If I Can’t Dance to develop a series of Radio Ballets. LIGNA introduced the audience in Festival a/d Werf to the concept and theory behind their use of radio as a catalyst for action and a medium for political mobilisation. What they suggest is interesting and unique about radio, is that through its very nature of dispersion it allows for a both a collective and an individual experience. Their presentation took the form of a lecture performance where each member of the audience was given a small radio. As the lecture progressed, the audience listened live to LIGNA, but was also invited to tune into the radio station that transmitted a Radio Ballet there and then.

      1. Ligna, lecture performance 'Opening an Uncanny Space', Festival a/d Werf, 26 May, Utrecht. Photography: Sal Kroonenberg
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