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MAYDAY: RADIO RAUM
01/05/2022 @ 19:00 - 20:00 BST
For a live radio broadcast and performance on Cashmere Radio and Montez Press Radio, Hannah Sawtell presents MAYDAY: RADIO RAUM, which will revisit a work she made 10 years ago, MAYDAY:THE BOOTH (The Clocktower Radio, New York, 2012). This audio work will be re-contextualised for May Day 2022 in Berlin. 50 collaborators have been asked to respond to what the word Mayday means to them, and to do this through sound. All contributors will be announced prior to broadcast and each contribution will be edited and mixed live by Hannah.
International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in most countries, often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of workers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on 01 May.
Hannah Sawtell is an artist working with sound, video, collectively built app development, installation, performance, radio and sculpture. She lives and works in London, although her background is in the electronic music scene in London and Detroit; she co-ran the label Planet E. From her life as a DJ and organiser, she started to work as a performer and artist. Sawtell’s multi-disciplinary practice is concerned with our globally connected society, and aims to provoke debate around the technology of access, labour, capital and surplus, desire and excess. Her work exploits the processes and materials accessible in the current culture of connectivity. Selected solo projects include: The New Museum, New York; Kunsthall Bergen; ICA, London; Serpentine Gallery Offsite Programme, London; Site, Sheffield; VAC foundation, Moscow. She has worked on Collective Projects in radio and app development as Sawbaum, for the Rhyzome seven on seven, New York, and The Clock Tower, New York. She has made live performances at Corsica Studios, London; Geometry of Now, Moscow; Tramway, Glasgow; ICA, London; Bunker, Bristol, amongst others.