Radio gardening is a radiophonic environment, mixing heterogeneous content, formats and traditions of radiomaking within radio’s own material complexity. It consists of a transmission ecosystem created with Micro FM transmitters in network, which narrowcast different participative sound pools such as the sonicgarden in collaboration with radio entusiasts in Lagos, Nigeria and the seedbiblioteek in dialogue with Zayaan Khan. It also incorporates environment specific live transmissions in different scales and in dialogue with diy audio and transmission technologies.

It is an ongoing experimental and decentralised form of radio-making and performative archiving. It has been exhibited at SAVVY Contemporary in November 2020 in the exhibition INSIDE/OUT: Processing Archives and took the shape of a performance in March 2021 during the conference Crafting a Sonic Urbanism: Listening to Non Human Life. Together with Niko de Paula Lefort, Radio Gardening was performed again in October 2021 as part of the media art festival lab30 in Ausburg, Germany. In 2022 it has been installed at the INSTITUTO INHOTIM in Brazil and at Floating University in Berlin, and presented to the public through soundwalks.

-> documentation SAVVY
-> radiogardening.space
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-> Performance lab30 Festival
-> Performance at Crafting a Sonic Urbanism: Listening to Nonhuman Life

-> Podcast about Radio Gardening



Soundwalk through the radio environment at the INHOTIM Institute, Brumadinho, Brazil


Details of the exhibition set up at Floating University, Berlin


Soundwalk through the radio environment at Floating University, Berlin



Radio Gardening exhibited at SAVVY Contemporary Berlin as part of the INSIDE/OUT: Processing Archives, November 2020. Image credits: Raisa Galofre


Radio Gardening exhibited at SAVVY Contemporary Berlin as part of the INSIDE/OUT: Processing Archives, November 2020. Image credits: Monai de Paula Antunes


Details of exhibition. Image credits: Monai de Paula Antunes


Radio environment setup at the AADK Spain in Blanca for the performance at the Crafting a Sonic Urbanism: Listening to Non Human Life Conference. Image credits: Niko de Paula Lefort
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last update July 2022