Diana Duta & Florence Cats – “Like a telepath”
TX: Tuesday, 22nd August, 6pm – 7pm + Thursday, 24th August, Midday – 1pm (plus additional broadcast on Kunstradio, Ö1, Sunday, 27th August, 11pm CET)
‘Like a telepath’ pieces together a week-long journey of remote recordings. ‘Emitting’ and ‘receiving’ from a small island and from a city simultaneously, in order to mimick a radio device. To do this, we would start the recording of our parallel transmissions at the same moment in time, using the distance between us as a space to connect. What you hear is a photograph of a thought, a long, windy line tracing a series of synchronous compositions. Cover a moment, remain standing, crumpling paper in your hands. A phone rings – s in the past.
Brussels – L’Île-d’Yeu, May 2023
Diana Duta is a Romanian-born, Brussels based artist working with sound in hypnotic ways, with a background in art and socio-cultural linguistics. Her work focuses on concepts of mimesis, translation and echoic memory, with an ear on our relationship to the non-human, embodied sound and the act of listening. She makes music performances (as DIAN), works for radio, sound installations and collaborative translation projects.
Her project Jambes founded in 2019 is a recording studio commissioning new work by artists experimenting with sound and the voice. Quille podcast is an limb branching out from Jambes that collects interviews with sound practitioners.
Florence Cats is a visual & sound artist and acupuncturist from Brussels who uses theremin, light, water, color and energies. Her ‘transparent music’ tunes in to space and ambient silence, and is inspired by natural radio. She has curated of a series of exhibitions around water, signs, transmutations, and is the co-author of several books including ‘Lavori in corso’ (primitive press, 2020). She released ‘Ys’ on ediçoes CN in 2022 and ‘correspondances’ on frissons in 2021. She was also a member of The Asocial Telepathic Ensemble (corvo records, 2022) and often collaborates with other musicians and artists, such as Brandon LaBelle, Clara Levy, Bogdana Dima, Mauricio Amarante, Joseph Charroy.
‘Like a telepath’ is a co-commission between Radiophrenia and Kunstradio Radiokunst for Ö1, Austria.