Temporary Local Broadcast (2014) is by artist Jack James. It began with a series of recorded conversations in July and August 2014 exploring Peterborough and it's position within contemporary England during an artist residency in Metal.
Through the project, the artist invites us to hear a new sound piece made through and in response to conversations in Peterborough as part of a public listening, wider broadcast and CD release.
The project culminated with a hyper local FM radio transmission broadcasting a sound work, made through and in response to the conversations, as part of a shared ‘tuning in’ event for Peterborough Arts Festival. Participants and other audience members congregated, bringing portable radios and car stereo systems to St Peters Road and tuning in to 103.1 FM or listened without their own equipment. Simultaneous broadcasts took place on Peterborough FM and Resonance104.4fm.
Project archive available at www.temporarylocalbroadcast.co.uk
CD release of the broadcast piece available from Electric Knife Records.
Temporary Local Broadcast was commissioned by Metal and was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.