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Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Workshop

April 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pyrite Pirate Radio, Drum Kit (detail), 2020.

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Workshop
Saturday, April 2 | 11 am-12 pm
Online: Zoom


Join Peter Simensky and his Pyrite Radio in an all-ages intergenerational audio gathering workshop and discover the hidden potential of Pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold. In this workshop, you will learn how to record your own sounds and create new collections of your neighborhood. You can also bring recordings of sounds to contribute, which can be sourced from your favorite music, sounds, lectures, and more. Following the workshop, guests will be asked to share their audio recordings for a special performance on Saturday, April 9 at 18th Street Arts Center’s Olympic Campus.

This Arts Learning Lab @ Home workshop is part of Peter Simensky’s radio tour across the US, which expands his work on the project Pyrite Pirate Radio, a series of performances and workshops with sculptural pyrite radios and AM pirate transmissions.


Peter Simensky is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum 52, NY; Museum 500meter, Sapporo; The Swiss Institute, NY; and Project Row Houses, Houston. He is a recipient of La Tallera Siqueiros Residency, NYFA Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants, MacDowell Colony, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to name a few. Simensky Chairs the Sculpture, Individualized, and Community Arts programs at CCA.

Image caption: Pyrite Pirate Radio, Drum Kit (detail), 2020.


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