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Objects from ItSpace

ItSpace {format} 5:04 Jesse Dukes

MySpace has pages for people, places, and now things. Composer Peter Traub has started ItSpace, a participatory sound project. "ItSpace pages feature everyday household objects. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece of music composed of recordings of the object being struck and resonated in various."

Broadcast: Feb 25 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Art, Music, Technology

damali ayo panhandling for reparations payments

Living Flag {format} {format} 10:06 damali ayo & Dmae Roberts

A woman sits cross-legged, panhandling on a busy city sidewalk. She takes money only from white folks, and gives it to blacks who pass by. Her sign reads: "200 Years of Slavery in the United States. Reparation payments accepted here." damali ayo is a street performance artist. "I offer people a convenient opportunity to pay for the unpaid labor of African Americans." This piece is part of her "living flag."

Broadcast: Nov 13 2007 on HV PODCAST; Nov 7 2004 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Art, Historical, African American, Justice

Sun shining directly thru concrete Sun Tunnels

Sun Tunnels in the Utah Desert {format} {format} {format} 5:08 Scott Carrier

The summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the official beginning of summer, is makred by an obscure art installation called the Sun Tunnels in a very remote part of the Utah desert. Concrete drain pipes -- are aligned to channel the sun's rays at precise celestial moments. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 20 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Jun 21 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Art

Three women in white robes

The Perfect Photo {format} {format} 7:50 Jake Warga

The radio producer gets serious about his photographic career; he must hunt down and re-create a shot he saw published in National Geographic. A trip to Ethiopia: "Can you get me a helicopter?

Broadcast: May 28 2007 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Art, Travel

Bobby Hansson

Tin Can Artist {format} 4:57 Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

Bobby Hansson is a phtogrpaher, filmmaker, blacksmith, and tin can artist. He's created an orchestra of musical instruments from them, and other dumpstered materials. They've never been played all together before. Until now, for this radio piece. His book is The Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques and Inspirations.

Broadcast: Mar 17 2007 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Art, Music

Sun tunnels in desert

Sun Tunnels & Angel Island {format} Scott Carrier

Videos by Lisa Miller from the Utah Desert of Nancy Holt's desert sculptures and Zion National Park.

Broadcast: Nov 29 2006 on HV WebworkSeries: Hearing Voices- Webworks Subjects: Art, Environment

Oddio Art {format} Eli 5 Stone

URL linkODDIO ART- Create your own dream-themed audio art automatically, interactively and instantly.

Broadcast: Aug 1 2006 on HV Webwork Subjects: Art, Spoken Word, Music

Yellow arrow

Walk This Way: Yellow Arrows {format} 4:50 Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

Yellow arrows are turning up all over New York City, pointing the way twoards clandestine, citizen-driven, underground self-guided tours of NYCís lesser-known treasures.

Broadcast: Jun 25 2005 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Travel, Art, Acoustic

Old postacrd from Tahiti

Picture Postcards {format} 4:04 Jake Warga

Before the airplane, trips abroad were big undertakings, and if you went overseas youíd want evidence that you were really there. So you sent a postcard. These little souvenirs are visual depictions of the history Colonialism.

Broadcast: May 21 2005 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Art, Travel, Historical

Brownís scuplture made from pink envelop clasps

Office Art {format} 7:13 Dmae Roberts

A towering curve of yellow interoffice envelopes sits in the lobby of a Portland office building. Itís the work of visual artist Larissa Brown. After this office worker took a sculpture class, she became inspired to make art pieces from the supplies at work -- shipping tags, staplers, and typewriter ribbon.

Broadcast: Jan 7 2005 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Business, Labor, Art

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