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Sending a Signal out in the Ether: Live on Radio Athènes 1# & #2 / Athens

Sending a Signal out in the Ether: Live on Radio Athènes #1

Kerstin Cmelka / If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right…

Friday 14 October 2016

8pm at Radio Athènes

curated by Elena Tzotzi and organised in collaboration with Signal / Malmö, Sweden














Merging the intimate story-telling aspect of the voice on the radio with the performative quality of bodies sharing this same experience in space Sending a Signal out in the Ether: Live on Radio Athènes sets out on a meandering journey between art, music, dreams, desires, politics and life.

Artist and occasional radio-host Kerstin Cmelka will perform a live DJ set and radio broadcast, exploring female emotional desires and their attempts of expression in pop music.

Cmelka’s practice spans from her early experimental films through photographic reworkings of film stills, ad images, and production shots to her performances—known as “microdramas”—which act as reflexive commentaries on the poles of art and life by blurring the line dividing staging from reality. Her recent work is titled The Animals (2016) — an 81 min art feature film on the insular experience and work of the performer.

Radio Athènes, institute for the advancement of contemporary visual culture, is a book project, a showroom, an exhibition space and a curatorial practice. Flexible, independent, nomadic, interdisciplinary, Radio Athènes works together with local and international artists and institutions to present exhibitions, lectures, screenings and readings in the fields of contemporary art, literature, philosophy, dance and the applied arts.






Sending a Signal out in the Ether: Live on Radio Athènes #2

Thomas Boutoux & Teddy Coste / Maybe I’m not the person that I never wanted to be

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October 2016
8pm at Radio Athènes

curated by Elena Tzotzi and organised in collaboration with Signal / Malmö, Sweden


























Merging the intimate story-telling aspect of the voice on the radio with the performative quality of bodies sharing this same experience in space Sending a Signal out in the Ether: Live on Radio Athènes sets out on a meandering journey between art, music, dreams, desires, politics and life.

A two-episode radio drama written and performed by Thomas Boutoux and Teddy Coste. It follows a plot and a group of characters from Somewhere, France, on a random year in the early 1990s, to Athens, on the night that preceded this radio show.


Thomas Boutoux is a writer, curator and publisher from Paris. From 2007 to 2015, he was one of the persons behind castillo/corrales, and he’s now one of the members of the new collective entity Paraguay, Paris.

Teddy Coste is an artist who lives in Lisbon. In his sculptural and installation work, Coste stresses the adaptability of the art object as a carrier of alternative stories and anecdotes.

Radio Athènes, institute for the advancement of contemporary visual culture, is a book project, a showroom, an exhibition space and a curatorial practice. Flexible, independent, nomadic, interdisciplinary, Radio Athènes works together with local and international artists and institutions to present exhibitions, lectures, screenings and readings in the fields of contemporary art, literature, philosophy, dance and the applied arts.