Radio Camp Review

A Transmission of Spectrum Takeover
Fotos, Review, Short Presentation and Talk
With Shu Lea Cheang, Adriana Knouf, Franz XAVER
Ship Eleonore, Sun, 10:00 - 14:00, Meeting point: In front of STWST

Ö1 Kunstradio - Radiotopia from the Stubnitz: Ö1, Sunday, 11. September, 23:00

RADIOTOPIA - A REHEARSAL OF SPECTRUM TAKEOVER happened in July, from 12th to 16th. It proposed a radio summercamp with international radio transmission artists at MS STUBNITZ in the waters of Hamburg. The 4 day CAMP RADIO STUBNITZ gathered artists who manifest new ways of engaging with the EM spectrum. Through gathering together, learning from each other in the spirit of sharing and openness, and working across boundaries (national, conceptual, planetary), we experimented with radio transmission in every medium possible - wifi, bluetooth, mobile, cb, amateur, and ISM bands in an attempt to legally broadcast, share, and claimed the vast EM spectrum that is yet to be utilized as perceivable post-NET communication strategies.

Fotos, a short presentation and talk as a review about this Radiotopia Summer Camp:
Sun, 10:00 - 14:00 on the ship Eleonore.
With Shu Lea Cheang, Adriana Knouf, Franz XAVER.

On Sun, Sept 11 at 23:00 will also be broadcast on Ö1:
Ö1 Kunstradio - Radiotopia from the Stubnitz

At the same time minus delta t' and the Red Thread of Media Art of Franz XAVER and guests takes place on the Eleonore.

How to get to the ship Eleonore:
Boat shuttle: STWST-Eleonore-STWST
Meeting point: STWST entrance area or DeckDock Donaulände in front of the STWST.
Departure of the boat shuttle: 10.00 and 10.30 a.m.
Return: 14.00 and 14.30.
Registration under SMS-+43 676 61545930.
Fare: 6 Giblings - Free with valid NFP (More to Gibling as NFP).

A text by Kate Donovan on Radiotopia appeared in Versorgerin 135:
Voices on_of Radio. To Imagine, to Make Manifest

MS Stubnitz (DE), an 80-metre deep seas fishing fleet motorschiff from the German Democratic Republic era has since 1993 been transformed into a mobile platform for music, cultural production, documentation and communication. Currently docked at Hamburg port, MS Stubnitz serves as venues for live music, exhibitions, performances and media art.
Messschiff Eleonore (AT), once a survey vessel, has been docked by STWST at the Danube/Traun in Linz since 2009. It is powered by solar energy, equipped with radio components and modified to host artists in residency as part of Stadwerkstatt’s InfoLab activities. The radio beacons of Eleonore operate two transmitters - a 7 Mhz short-wave sending through WSPRnet and the geostationary satellite rising star Es'hail QO100. Both transmitters operate in different frequency ranges with the invisible electromagnetic space directly connected to the haptic world only via antennas.
∏node (Paris/Mulhouse) is an international artist collective, an experimental platform for the development of a hybrid web/FM radio format, and a radio emitting on the DAB+ frequencies in Paris and Mulhouse. ∏node questions the future artistic/social/political potential of radio by exploring its dimensions: its physicality (ether, radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum), its spatiality (bandwidth, frequencies), its infrastructures (network of radio receivers/emitters), its methods of production and editorial content management (programming boards/teams, recording studios), its methods of metadata reception (RDS/SDR), its history (free radio and pirate radio movements), and its legislation.
Kunstradio (Vienna) was founded in 1987 as a weekly space for radio-art on OE1 - the cultural channel of the Austrian National Radio (ORF). Kunstradio defines itself as a point of access for artists to the unique context of National Public Radio. Artists have linked the space and infrastructure of Public Radio with independent radios, private studios, performance and installation spaces to realise an astonishing array of artistic reflection of radio as a medium and radio as a technology. In 1995 Kunstradio On Line ( was founded by artists and has since become a unique site and archive of radio-art as well as an art-project in its own right.
Following MAKE ME A SIGNAL of 4 hour streaming during STWST48x7 in 2021, RADIOTOPIA - a rehearsal of spectrum takeover proposed OPEN formats of experimentation that included antenna building, workshops, performance, streaming, talk strategies and planning for a sustainable infrastructure set up during the 4 day radiocamp at MS STUBNITZ.

During STWST48x8 you can see a foto exhibition at Eleonore -

ALL PARTICIPANTS in July 2022 were:

On board at MS STUBNITZ:
Felix Stockmar, Urs Blaser -

Natalie Nebel
pesco -

From Austria/Vienna/Linz:

Franz XAVER -
Phillip Leitner -

Elisabeth Zimmermann -

From Berlin:

Elektra Wagenrad -
Kate Donovan -
Seamus O'Donnell -
Marta Zapparoli -
Daniela Silvestrin -

Across Europe & USA
Adriana Knouf -
Daniela De Paulis -
Heidi Neilson -
Julien Clauss -
Nicolas Montgermont -
Shu Lea Cheang -
Social Kitchen madness from STWST’s own kitchen:
Taro Knopp
, Jan-Nahuel Jenny
July 16 signal streams were joined by
Tetsuo Kogawa -
DinahBird & Jean-Philippe Renoult -
Afroditi Psarra -

happened in HAMBURG in JULY 12-16, 2022
with nonstop live signal stream 00:00-06:00, July 16 from the deck of MS.STUBNITZ
Streaming site: ,,