Radio off

Cecilia Stenbom (Photographer)

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Radio Off is an audio-visual installation by Cecilia Stenbom that documents and sonically reimagines driving. The installation consists of a series of looped films accompanied by a score, made from collected footage and recordings from local car journeys.

The project took its jumping off point from the cinematic road movie and a desire to explore the gap between the film genre and everyday driving. In the road movie the characters set off in search of freedom. Radio Off is anti-road movie of sorts, as there is no liberation from the demands of everyday life or oppressive hegemony, no discovery or rediscovery of oneself, and no catharsis or freedoms awarded. Instead of transformation offered through cinematic kinesis, the journeys in Radio Off serves the tyranny of the mundane: forever travelling through the Tyne tunnel, circulating a Tesco parking garage or commuting to and from work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne
PublisherNorthumbria University
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2023
EventRadio Off - Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Feb 202311 Mar 2023

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