Prepared historical radio receiver “broadcasts from the past” bygone recordings bringing the German and Polish history of Wrocław alive. By pushing the tabs and twisting the knobs, the users can re-tune the radio in time and search for archival recordings, while at the same time they can hear the actual broadcast of the Radio Wrocław.
There are four thematic channels presenting digitized original radio recordings from the last nine decades: starting from the Weimar Republic and the national socialism („Reichssender Breslau“), through broadcasts from the post-war times and recordings by the independent „Radio Solidarność Wrocław” from 1981, till contemporary materials. There’s also a special channel mixing the recordings from the given hisotrical period and the contemporary auctual radio channel.
The installatyion consists also of a screen presenting the face of the modified radio receiver with the time scale and titles of the audio clips, that enables the user to navigate throuh the waves of rememberance. The space arranged inside of the pavillon encourages the pedestrians to enter it and interact with the installation.
Interactive sound installation is available daily starting from 27.04 – 09.05.2016 / 11 AM-8 PM / admission free
Goethe-Institut Pop Up Pavillon, Nowy Targ Square
Dorota Błaszczak – koncepcja, programowanie / concept and programming
Wojciech Barcikowski – wybór nagrań / selection of archival recordings
Zbigniew Pietrzak – odbiornik zmodyfikowany) / preparation of the radio receiver
Cooperation and support: the Polish Radio Archive, the Wrocław radio Archive, the National Digitial Archive