This radio recording was produced on December 22, 1997 in Vilnius. The FM 88/108 Mhz range was captured by tuning radio stations in and out for better music. Done in hopes that a shift in musical taste would be revealed by the maker of the recording after listening to the recording latter, what is difficult to discern is what actually happened – a shift or a revelation? Rather, it is better to consider this recording as a radio documentary registered with a boom-box on magnetic compact cassette tape. Herewith a 20 min. fragment.
Darius Mikšys (b.1969, Kaunas, Lithuania). His projects vary from a video documentation of a visit to the Parapsychology Fair at the Vilnius Sports’ Palace to the attempted production of Gilles Peterson's shroud, selling an empty bottle of perfume on e-bay, proposing an ABBA museum in Qantas plane for Tempelhof airport in Berlin, creating a body of sculptures titled 'My Jeff Koons', and establishing the very first Lithuanian cricket club named 'Abdul Aziz's Holiday IX'.
Recent exhibitions, meetings, and text performances include: 'Behind The White Curtain', 54th Venice Biennale, 'Where is your piece, dude?', If it's Part Broke - Half Fix it, CAC, Vilnius (2011), 'What prolonged life might feel like?', BAC, Visby, Sweden (2010), 'On lemon energized vampires,' Formcontent, London (2010), 'The copy', Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010), 'Persuasion of Paul', X Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2009), 'How to know if the things you like are really nice?', text performance at 'Structures of nothing', workshop-event at Sutro Baths, San Francisco (2009), 'Artist's Parents Meeting,' Performa 09, New York (2009), 'On delay and delaying', the lecture-performance at CAC, Vilnius (2008), 'Artist's Parents Meeting', Biennale of Sydney 2008, Sydney (2008), 'How to simulate eye contact?', Gaswork s, London (2007), 'An entangled particle of myself who plays in front of mirror being invisible', Lyon Biennial, Lyon (2007),'The wedding party of Neringa and Marius', Looking for Mr. Fluxus: In the Footsteps of George Maciunas, Art In General, New York (2001), amongst others.
Nominated by ICA
Image caption: Video frame from the video footage, Vilnius 1998, author's archive.
This work is part of ICA SOUNDWORKS - www.ica.org.uk/soundworks