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Fari Bradley & Chris Weaver

Artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver collaborate across a variety of performance, sculpture, and media practices. They work with experimental music, radio, performance, and sculpture, and, in a world dominated by visual culture, investigate sound as a means to establish and question new sets of social relations between subjects and space.

Working together since 2006, they have composed, performed, and released music and sound works and participated in group and solo shows the globe over. They have broadcast from inside art fairs (e.g. Frieze, Art Dubai), galleries (e.g. Tate Modern, Serpentine), temporary shelters, and council flats. Three of the pair's recent projects include a recording booth inside an art gallery in the United Arab Emirates, an artist's edition record featuring hand-made weaving on the sleeve, and a research-based residency in Karachi, Pakistan.

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The Far Becomes Near: When Iron Speaks

The Far Becomes Near is a four part radio series creatively archiving the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, from before the UAE’s formation to current digital systems. The programmes are radiophonic experiments punctuated by interviews with local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. While the works mention places and dates, this series reimagines the documentary in an almost theatrical manner, with each episode imaginatively exploring a different form. Sound artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver treat the interviews as threads, weaving a radiophonic story as each distinct episode unfolds. Episode 1: When Iron Speaks: A transmission from the future. Beamed from space to the present day as an archived audio database, recent history is observed by people of another millennium. The archive of early memories are primary and secondary sources, describing a Gulf tuned in to a world outside. Artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver collaborate across a variety of performance, sculpture, and media practices. They work with experimental music, radio, performance, and sculpture, and, in a world dominated by visual culture, investigate sound as a means to establish and question new sets of social relations between subjects and space.

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The Box in the Majilis

The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role of radio broadcasting and reception in the United Arab Emirates between 1950-1990s.

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The Confidential Briefing

This episode of The Far Becomes Near is a cassette tape, handed to you, a member of the British diplomatic core, as you board a chartered jumbo jet for the emirate of Sharjah, UAE

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