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Listen: Radiophrenia Glasgow - Oscillithic: Hidden In Quartz

Shorts 5

25 August 2023 8:00 am - 9:00 am Anne Marie Deacy & Rachel Doolin - Oscillithic: Hidden In Quartz. Sounding Stones. (9:58)

RADIOPHRENIA is a temporary art radio station broadcasting intermittently from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. The broadcast schedule includes a series of 16 newly commissioned radio works, 14 Live-to-Air performances as well as live studio shows, screenings, shorts and pre-recorded features. As in previous years the majority of the programme is made up from selections submitted to an international open call for sound art and radio works.

Anne Marie Deacy & Rachel Doolin - Oscillithic: Hidden In Quartz. Sounding Stones. Explorative interactions through the elemental remnants of the sí

The sí, in the Irish language, refers to megalithic mounds and the spirits believed to be connected to these ancient burial sites. White quartz stones, known as ‘Clocha Geala’ or ‘shining stones’ have featured prominently at many of these neolithic sites, alluding to its association with cosmic revelation, which has played a significant role in the material culture of our ancestors. Oscillithic is the neologism coined for this new collaboration, which explores the vibrational energies of lithic remnants, in an attempt to mine meaning and insight from the hidden vernacular of these megalithic sites. (Field recordings made by Anne Marie on Dowth Lands, Co. Meath, Sounding Quartz Remnants & Quartz Sound Bowls.)

Anne Marie Deacy is a sound artist, based in the west of Ireland. Field recording is the foundation of practice, which is embedded in listening as activism. She is interested in the creation of sonic works that explore the resonance of materiality, exploring vibration and sound as a series of memory marks. Through this work she is interested in sounding the past and exploring through our auditory perception a sonic dialogue, frequently using radio as a portal that opens up our way of listening and questions our sense of time, self and place.

Rachel Doolin is a visual artist, based in the South of Ireland. Doolin’s multidisciplinary practice merges art, experimentation and ecology to create work that is inextricably linked to material research, driven by a desire to test the parameters of materiality, media and the criticality of issue-based practice. Her work is thematically underpinned by a passion to explore the multifaceted dualities and dichotomies that surround materiality, habitation and the environment.


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