© Victoria Tomaschko

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Mediation studio, EG groundfloor
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

For the Mittlungsradio project—an artistic and collaborative format—artist Anton Kats explores and presents the voices and stories of residents at two facilities for senior citizens through workshops, radio interventions, and an installation. Using narrowcast radio, which has a limited transmission range, residents are invited to work with the medium to develop their own mobile, open, and sustainable radio station and thus become a part of the 10th Berlin Biennale program. The Mittlungsradio transmissions reflect on and address themes of the 10th Berlin Biennale such as visibility and alternative knowledge transfer through the eyes of the elderly.

While the first radio intervention took the form of an open radio studio in the courtyard of KW on June 8, 2018, the second intervention takes the shape of a sonic sculpture and an ambiguous listening space that transmit the outcomes of a six-month-long project developed by Kats and participants.