why radio?

because


- when i narrow-cast alone on the mic, in the public space, and hear my voice twice, it gives me the sensation that i exist.
if i voice my vulnerability at that point, my heart opens, i feel a seed of communing with the human in us and i get a glimpse of what it is to feel equal to others. if i can look at you and see our mortality at this moment, then i come back to my body and feel that we are equal and it is so obvious that i can only laugh at how absurdly we live.

- when you are on the microphone and voice your vulnerability, i feel i am with you, although separated, with no impulse to take care of you, embracing the moment.

- radio takes care of us.

- it is a malleable and quite accessible medium (unfortunately not to deaf people).

- it provides a sense of relation to the unknown, with infinite time (radio waves are theoretically travelling for ever).

- it can create different types of intimacies.

- when broadcast and listening take place in the same space, radio invites a kind of safe physical intimacy with the self and the other (ex in radio confessions, trans temporary radio).

- when broadcast and listening are separated as is usual with radio, radio offers freedom for the listeners to come and go, emotional separation, and freedom for the conversationalists to focus on their intent rather than on sensing the audience.

- radio is a physical manifestation of the fact that it is not possible to control the experience and meaning that shapes in the audience.