Belkin Gallery and Polygon Gallery Present: Radio Art by Dani Gal



Starting March 20th, tune in every Wednesday at 11am to hear Belkin Gallery and Polygon Gallery Present: Radio Art by Dani Gal 

Through his in-depth research and technical experimentation, artist Dani Gal draws our attention to a vast, distributed archive of sound documents and their role in the workings of ideology and the production of cultural memory. Gal understands radio as an “acousmatic instrument” after the Greek “accousma” or a ‘thing heard’. And these transmissions on CiTR 101.9FM invite us – as embodied listeners – to consider the relationship of political events to acoustic events. They can be perceived as both historical documentaries and musical compositions in the tradition of musique concrète.

Throughout the 11 weeks of transmissions, we hear a full spectrum of Gal’s approaches to art for radio: from selected episodes of Different Time Different Place Different Pitch, which was composed live by Gal (in collaboration with Achim Lengerer) as a series of radio programs originally broadcast by Documenta 14 / Savvy Funk in the summer of 2017; to the two-part radio play entitled Vertiginous, which was recorded in 2023 for the podcast On Certain Groundlessness, produced by Ruth Anderwald, Leonhard Grond and Sergio Edelsztein.

About the artist:

Born in Jerusalem and based in Berlin, Dani Gal studied at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Stäadelschule in Frankfurt and Cooper Union in New York. His films and installations have been shown internationally, including: the 54th Venice Biennale; Istanbul Biennale; New Museum, New York; Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland; The Jewish Museum, New York; Berlinale Forum Expanded; Kunsthaus Zurich; Kunsthalle Wien; Documenta 14; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Club TransMediale Festival Berlin. In 2019 Gal was artist-in-residence with Blood Mountain Projects and research fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute. He is currently a fellow inHerit in the Centre for Advanced Studies in Humboldt University in Berlin and has an exhibition at Museum Ostwall in Dortmund.

Presented in tandem with two exhibitions on the Territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations:

Aporia (Notes to a Medium)
Janurary 12 through April 14, 2024
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC

Dani Gal: Historical Records
March 10 through July 14, 2024
The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver
Opening with Dani Gal’s performance, Semi-automatic: The Swamp in June on March 9 th at 6pm

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