Open Call: Artists in Residence
MI, 06.07.2016


OPEN CALL for ELEONORE summer residency 2016

*/RADIO ACTIVE – SINK and SWIM with Eleonore/*

August 1 – September 11, 2016 Linz, Austria


In the winter of 2008-2009, the 100 year old Station Messschiff Eleonore was bought, adapted and docked by the Donautic team at the Danube harbor in Linz. Since 2009, Eleonore, once a survey vessel, has been powered by solar energy, equipped with *radio components and modified to host artists in residency. As part of Stadtwerkstatt’s cultural initiatives that focus on free/open culture and information technology, Eleonore declares itself an autonomous art ship gathering local and international residents for meetings, debates, research and lab works.


This summer, “/RADIO ACTIVE – SINK and SWIM with Eleonore”, /Eleonore’s residency 2016 opens its beds and decks to receive free flowing, temporal residents for special trans/MISSION daze/days in the Danube waterways. We call for transmit-ers, wave-surfers, code-breakers, swimmers, boat people, (un)wired creatures to brave the troubled waters, take on water as medium for transmission and expand on Eleonore’s **radio beacon project that started in 2011.


As an influential figure in underground radio art, Mini-FM, microradio, ***Tetsuo Kogawa of Polimorphous Space has accepted our invitation as Eleonore’s honorable resident for this summer. We launch this open call with his recent statement-


“No more broad-casting; no more art-radio.

The point is transmission itself: radioart is radiation art.”


Recalling the sputnik satellite’s outer space broadcast of radio pulses in the fifties, we invite artists of the world to be part of an autonomous radionetwork - transmit a signal once a day at the frequency of 7.067 MHz, an SSTV signal with senseless content.


The spectrum is set free. Ride the waves and dive into the Danube.

****Check in with us for a drop by and short stay residency on the Eleonore.

Eleonore artist in residency is a Stadtwerkstatt’s project.

Open call application -email to Shu Lea Cheang<>.


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