“We’re looking out through a window to a field of weeds and sand and stones”: The Stadium Broadcast, a Radio Memorial (2018)
AuthorsJoyce ZCshow all
This paper explores the scope of small-scale radio to create an auditory geography of place. It focuses on the short term art radio project The Stadium Broadcast, which was staged in November 2014 in an earthquake-damaged sports stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. Thousands of buildings and homes in Christchurch have been demolished since the Februrary 22, 2011 earthquake, and while Lancaster Park sports stadium is still standing, it has been unused since that date and its future remains uncertain. The Stadium Broadcast constructed a radio memorial to the Park’s 130 year history through archival recordings, the memories of local people, observation of its current state, and a performed site-specificity. The Stadium Broadcast reflected on the spatiality of radio sounds and transmissions, memory, post-disaster transitionality, and the im-permanence of place.
CitationJoyce ZC (2018). “We’re looking out through a window to a field of weeds and sand and stones”: The Stadium Broadcast, a Radio Memorial. Space and Culture. 120633121775262-120633121775262.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research21 - History and Archaeology::2102 - Curatorial and Related Studies::210202 - Heritage and Cultural Conservation
21 - History and Archaeology::2103 - Historical Studies::210311 - New Zealand History
20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2002 - Cultural Studies::200212 - Screen and Media Culture