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Media Watch on Resonance 104.4FM

26 August - 30 September 2005

Media Watch was a six week, live discussion program broadcast on London’s only art radio station Resonance 104.4FM. The program debated issues raised by the research conducted by the Media Watch team. Media Watch is an investigative performance concerning how popular media find use and present information. Dedicated to analysing to media speak, subtext, information dissemination and presentation strategies, Media Watch operates through the contributions of Task Forces and Correspondants located throughout the globe.

Broadcast every Friday from 1400-1500 on 26 August and 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September 2005. Listen in at 104.4FM or online at http://www.resonancefm.com

Media Watch is a strategy adopted for KISSS and is led by artist and curator Joanna Callaghan. To see the work of the Task Forces and Correspondents visit Media Watch

 

 

Programs

Week 6: Broadcast Friday 30 September 2-3pm

This week we look at media policy making with Dr Des Freedman presenting his research findings from Media Policy Making and Power. We will look at media ownership (who owns what?), news dissemination agencies (Who are Reuters & Associated Press?) and after six weeks of critical analysis of popular media we'll come up with some alternatives! Guests include:

Des Freedman teaches media at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of 'The Television Policies of the Labour Party, 1951-2001' and co-author of 'War and the Media: Reporting Conflict 24/7'. He is a member of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and presented on the global media reform movement at the recent National Conference for Media Reform in St Louis, USA.

Russell Martin moved to London in 1998 after finishing his studies at Glasgow School of Art. Since arriving, he has worked at too many London galleries as an 'intern', co-run the Hotel Bellville exhibition and curatorial project (http://www.hotelbellville.org.uk/), run education programmes at Whitechapel Art Gallery, worked at the Venice Biennale, advised visual artists on their careers and traveled to Madrid with a van-load of Michael Andrew's paintings. He is currently trying to write something clever about all this, and is finishing an MA at Goldsmiths to help. Current projects include a new regular experimental music night at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club and a workshop conference on the meaning of culture.

Camilla Brueton is an artist and co-curator of KISSS.

 

Week 5: Broadcast Friday 23 September 2-3pm

This week on MW we will be considering the current relevance of Marshall McLuhan's 'The medium is the message'. We will look at what role the art press plays in ‘making art’, whether today’s artists are media savvy or media slaves and whether arts editors intentions are critical or economic. Taking the BBC2s Art School as a case study we will discuss the rise of the journo-celeb, and the vocational versus culture agenda of the program. Lastly we will visit the symposium Media Policy Making and Power at Goldsmiths College taking place the same day and debate the Blair, BBC and Murdoch relationship.

Simon Glendinning is Fellow in European Philosophy at the London School of Economics. He is the author of On Being With Others: Heidegger-Derrida-Wittgenstein (Routledge 1998) and General Editor of The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy (EUP, 1999). He has written widely on the nature of animal life, on perception, and metaphilosophy. He is currently writing a book on the European inheritance of phenomenology.

Michele Robecchi is a critic and curator based in London, where he is Senior Editor of Contemporary Magazine.

 

Week 4: Broadcast Friday 16 September 2-3pm

This week in MW we will be looking at the media from a feminist position. This view, embraces a range of political positions but shares a common belief in the centrality of gender as the structuring principal in media discourse. For feminists the media play a central role in the construction and justification of a society organised around gender divisions. ‘Men own and control the media and it is their ideas, viewpoints and values which dominate the systems of production and representation’ (Dyer 1987:6). A gendered production process inevitably produces a gendered representation of the world. (MEDIA POWER, A sociological introduction by Ciaran McCullagh)

Nina Sobell based in New York has been working with surveillance technology since the 1970's.

Deej Fabyc is a Performance artist and KISSS project co-director, and is leading the Body Fortress strategy.

Manu Luksch is the founder of the London-based arts production company ambientTV.NET, studied Fine Arts in Vienna and Thailand, before joining the Media Lab Munich as Artistic Director (1995-97).AmbientTV.NET conceives and produces interdisciplinary and collaborative projects ranging in form from installation through documentary, dance, and gastronomy, to sound and video composition and live manipulation; ambientTV.NET develops social and technical infrastructure and promotes network architectures that allow explorations of alternatives to current socio-political and economic practice. Techniques and effects of live data broadcasting and transmission provide theme, medium, and performative space for many of the works. Current show: The Orchestra of Anxiety, Watermans Gallery, London.

Chris Hadley has spent a good deal of his adult life working for “urban regeneration” in East London, both in Local Government and, latterly, as a consultant. He is a product of the post-war baby boom and bore witness to and participated in radical and student politics in the late 1960s-1970s, including a stint on the staff at the National Union of Students. Currently unsettled, he has been inspired by a couple of recent visits to China. He has begun to study the language and is seeking avenues which would allow him to live part of his life there in the future. He has a keen if amateurish interest in art, architecture and design and was for a while Chair of the Advisory Board of Mazorca Projects, which co-ordinates the Hidden Art initiative for designer-makers in the East End.”

Calum F. Kerr is a multidisciplinery artist whose performance project 'See You In Court' since beginning in 2004 has addressed spatial justice, boundries and restrictions in the public realm. He has exhibited extensively with solo and group exhibitions in London, San Francisco, Berlin & Bulgaria in the last year. http://www.seeyouincourt.info

 

Week 3: Broadcast Friday 9 September 2-3pm

This week on MW we look at what is in the newspapers. We will examine the papers in terms of headlines, language, images and graphics.

Russell Martin moved to London in 1998 after finishing his studies at Glasgow School of Art. Since arriving, he has worked at too many London galleries as an 'intern', co-run the Hotel Bellville exhibition and curatorial project (http://www.hotelbellville.org.uk/), run education programmes at Whitechapel Art Gallery, worked at the Venice Biennale, advised visual artists on their careers and traveled to Madrid with a van-load of Michael Andrew's paintings. He is currently trying to write something clever about all this, and is finishing an MA at Goldsmiths to help. Current projects include a new regular experimental music night at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club and a workshop conference on the meaning of culture.

Ameneh Mahloudji studied Fine Art at Middlesex University's School of Arts, graduating in 1993. Moving to London from her birthplace in Shiraz, Iran, 18 years ago and now planning a move to the USA. Mahloudji has retained a personal and critical insight into the international journalism and politics.

 

Week 2: Broadcast Friday 2 September 2-3pm

This week on MW we will look at the research findings from the Television Task Force conducted over the period 7th July to 29th July on UK terrestrial television. To learn more about the study see News Making Processes.

Howard Jacques is a musician artist of divers applications and a self styled social and political agitator/commentator. For the past fifteen years was the proprietor of These Records, an experimental intervention of the possibilities of aesthetics of music and politics in the capitalist market place (www.theserecords.com). He is the producer and presenter of Resonance FM programme the Bermuda Triangle and has participated as guest on numerous other Resonance shows. His prime area of interest is nurturing the absurd in the face of the ridiculous....and above that, an unending obsession with 'The Beyond'.

Paul Lewis is an interested observer.

Dolores Sanchez Calva is a photographer originally from Spain.

 

Week 1: Broadcast Friday 26 August 2-3pm

Launch of Media Watch and KISSS with Deej Fabyc, Maxine Hall, Paula Moss and Season Butler.