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Warper Party: Radio Wonderland



On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video.

This show highlights one of the participating artists, composer Joshua Fried, also known as Radio Wonderland. Determined to disrupt the constant stream of media that surrounds all of us, Fried shuffles and warps the sounds of our commercial culture, using an arsenal of repurposed gizmos and liberated objects, such as an old Buick steering wheel and miked shoes, to drive tempos higher and faster. Willing to grab any sound from live FM radio, from jingles to news reports, and sample any genre, Radio Wonderland creates hyperactive electronic melodies from commercial sources that make people move.

 

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The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .
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