The Brunswick Club Presents

TRANSMISSIONS : radio art lab invites us to think about and play with how signals are transmitted and received in the human and the more-than-human world, exploring radio art, sound art, eco-acoustics, theremins, detoxifying gardens,  subversive streaming, pond dipping, weather instruments and listening together.  The weekend includes installations RADIO AIR GARDEN by Magz Hall, and INSTANT PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS by Lia Mazzari with a programme of talks and workshops including Bristol Communal Modular, Matt Davies, Thawney,  Matthew Olden,  Ian Thornhill, Ana Castro-Castellon, Teresa Dillon and Kathy Hinde.


Radio Air Garden by Magz Hall  – Installation : John James Terrace,

Radio Air Garden uses plants which are known to absorb air pollution and are also great air pollinators promoting planting to improve air quality and linking in to the hundred-year long history of experimentation of using copper coils for growth, known as electro-culture.  A new edition of Radio Air Garden will be planted up and installed at the farm  to provide a place to share radio art activities, workshops and talks and to raise awareness of air pollution.




Instant Public Address Systems by Lia Mazzari – Installation : Garden Theatre

Lia asks “how can landscapes be understood through listening?”.  Remote microphones broadcast in real-time from multiple locations enabling us to listen together through a custom-made outdoor PA system in the Garden Theatre. This temporary network of live audio streams amplify and connect us to not-so-distant natural and urban sites in Bristol. Microphones listening with the harbour site, dangling inside the river Avon, suspended from the flyover of the M32, or hanging in a tree in Ashton Court’s Deer Park – we will explore spatio-temporal relations, duration and our resonating bodies.




Installations Open Friday 5pm – 6pm – meet the artists Magz Hall and Lia Mazzari

installations open over the weekend : Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 10am – 7pm



10:00am – 12:00pm (John James Room)
Workshop: Build an FM Radio Transmitter with Magz Hall
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12:00pm – 1:00pm (Wildlife Garden)
Workshop: Pond Dipping and Underwater Listening with Ian Thornhill &  Kathy Hinde
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2:00pm – 3:30pm (John James Room)
Talk: ACOUSTIC ECOLOGIES with Magz Hall, Lia Mazzari, Ian Thornhill and Ana Castro-Castellon chaired by Teresa Dillon
Tickets here

4:00pm – 5:00pm (John James Room)
Talk / Demo: Subversive Streaming with Matthew Olden
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11:00am – 1:00pm (John James Terrace)
Workshop: Build an Electroculture Aeolian Antenna from found objects with Magz Hall
Tickets here

2:00pm – 5:00pm (John James Room)
Workshop: Build a Theremin with Bristol Communal Modular
Tickets here

3:00pm – 5:00pm (Garden Theatre)
Workshop: Join “Our Radio Orchestra” led by Matt Davies
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5:30pm – 7:00pm (Garden Theatre)
Performance: Radio Garden Improvisation
with Our Radio Orchestra, Bristol Communal Modular, Thawney’s Rummage, Matthew Olden and Lia Mazzari
Tickets here


With thanks to Windmill Hill City Farm.

This programme was made possible by the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) supported by Arts Council England.