Spiritual Radio (2014)

Hall, M. (2014) Spiritual Radio (2014). In: Unbinding The Book, 26th-28th September, 2014, Whitechapel Gallery, London. [Artefact]

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FM transmitting book commissioned for Unbinding the Book by Jotta and Blurb.

A ‘book-radio’ that transmits the words contained into an eternal loop, which cannot be conventionally read, rather the listener must tune to the right frequency in order to access it’s content. The text itself is ‘Spiritual Radio’, initially published in 1925, which sets out cleric and radio enthusiast Archbishop F.H. du Vernet’s vision of the nascent technology as a spiritually-charged electrical force capable of mediating human sensibilities and the transcendent will of God in a text that is by turns visionary and often absurd in the bathetic disjuncture between spiritual promise and quotidian reality.

Item Type: Artefact
Subjects: N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N4390 Exhibitions
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N7560 Special subjects of art
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
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Depositing User: Miss Magz Hall
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 11:16
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 10:19
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/13420

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