November 4, 2016
DALLAS (SMU) --- The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present Radioee.net: Solario, a live broadcast and exhibition produced by Radioee.net and curated by Pollock Curatorial Fellow Sofia Bastidas.
The exhibition will run November 11-23, with live broadcasts scheduled for three days, November 11-13. An opening reception will be held November 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Radioee.net is a nomadic, online, event-based bilingual radio transmission addressing themes of mobility, migration and transportation. It aims to build relationships within communities by hosting a temporary cultural platform for dialogue and communication. For the Pollock Gallery, Radioee.net: Solario will consider the sun’s presence and promise in transportation, migration and climate transformation. Solario will occur in tandem with the inaugural convening in Dallas of New Cities, Future Ruins (NCFR), a four-year curatorial initiative bringing together artists, designers and thinkers from around the world to explore urgent issues of sustainability facing America’s Western Sun Belt cities as a result of their rapid growth, and to discuss ways art and design might contribute to solutions.
On November 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Radioee.net will conduct and broadcast live interviews from the Pollock with artists, scientists and other experts, some of whom are also participating in the NCFR conference. From sunrooms to solar racing competitions, solar panels to star power, the broadcasts will address solar energy and ecology in Dallas in the context of the Sun Belt’s infrastructure and its social and political dynamics. In addition, on November 13, Radioee.net will livestream talks by five artists speaking at the NCFR event from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., and will host an appearance at 2:45 p.m. by performance artist Aaron Landsman.
All interviews will be recorded, and then replayed for the duration of the exhibit. Visitors will be able to listen at several booths in the exhibit fitted with headphones. In addition, an open mike booth will be available during the live broadcasts for the public to actively participate by asking questions, commenting, etc.; when the live broadcasts conclude, the booth will be changed into a listening station.
Radioee.net hosts time- and site-specific broadcasts that adapt to the local scenarios and situations it encounters. The transmission integrates at least two languages at once, focusing on language incorporation and integration rather than translation as a mode of communication and learning. Broadcast events create a platform for exchanges online and in real time, connecting local participants and collaborators to an ever-growing audience of global listeners. Radioee.net is a collective project by artist Agustina Woodgate, producer/curator Stephanie Sherman and designer and audio technician Sebastian Bellver.
Since 2011, Radioee.net has produced broadcasts in partnership with museums, alternative art spaces, academic conferences and public festivals. Founded at Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, N.C., Radioee.net has since partnered with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.; Storefront for Art and Architecture, for the exhibit “Storefront Marketplace,” St. Paul, Minn.; CIFO Foundation, Miami; Love the Everglades Movement, Florida International University; and Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Future broadcasts will take place as part of the Underline and Sea Level Rise projects in Miami. Past broadcasts topics have included AutoBody, The Rights of the Water, Daylight Saving, Hmongtown Market and Voicing Responsibility.
About the Curator:
Sofia Bastidas (Ecuador, 1987) is the 2016-18 Pollock Curatorial Fellow. She co-organized TVGOV, a company that aims to direct government towards preservation of territory, and developed Port to Port, a curatorial endeavor creating networks between global port cities. She is also assistant curator of New Cities, Future Ruins.
About the Pollock Gallery:
The Pollock Gallery, part of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, exhibits work by students and faculty members as well as emerging and established local, national and international artists, serving as a platform for the dissemination of ideas and discourse related to historical, modern and contemporary arts practices.
The Pollock Gallery is located on the first floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. New gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. NOTE: For the Solario exhibit, the gallery will be open on Sunday, November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 214-768-4439 or visit www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Art/PollockGallery.