Still moving sculpture, off the pier FM

Süden Radio 2013


Still moving sculpture, off the pier FM (2013) is a micro broadcast of Herne Bay roller skaters in South East England. The work is inspired by Marcel Duchamp's Musical SculptureSounds lasting and leaving from different places and forming a sounding sculpture that lasts. (Note from the Green Box, 1934).

This work is a homage to the rollerskaters who for a hundred years skated over the sea via a roller skating rink on the pier of this once popular English South-East seaside town. Sadly the roller rink was demolished in 2012, this work exists as a sound memory of this space.

Duchamp was thinking of giving up to art to become a librarian but he was inspired by Herne Bay and its pier during his summer there a hundred years ago in 1913 when he was travelling South back to Paris. With his inspiration of the pier and its roller skaters and lights and then produced the Large Glass and other important works.

Magz Hall is a creative sound and radio artist and senior lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University. Her sound work has been exhibited in the British Museum, the Sainsbury Centre, MACBA Barcelona, Deep Wireless Festival Toronto Canada and worldwide on the ether. A founder of Radio Arts she also runs the Expanded Radio Research group at CCCU. Her Radio Art blog is she is completing a practice based PhD in Radio Art at UAL, CRISAP (Creative Research in Sound Art Practice).

Jim Backhouse is a sound artist, musician and producer; he is a co-founder of Radio Arts; his blog is His latest release is Kunst is Tot on Peripheral Conserve.


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