Pop Up Pirate Radio

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Pop Up Pirate Radio

As part of the State of Design festival the mis-design exhibition featured a ‘pop-up pirate radio tower’ inspired by David Foster Wallace’s celebrated novel, Infinite Jest was envisioned by architect and artist Adam Kalkin.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONTAINER AND ERECTION ON SITE AT VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS.

A container for communications.

Created from a locally salvaged shipping container and painted with geometric designs in blue, orange and white, the 40 foot tower hosted a narrowcast radio broadcast of  ‘spiritual tennis propaganda’ for the duration featuring local designers, architects, photographers, poets, musicians and performers.

DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHIC MATERIALS INCLUDING LOGO AND BOOMBOX CARDS.

Designed to imagine what's possible.

The aim was to re-map the potential of contemporary art in a culture overwhelmed by design.

To engage with design in a consciously provocative manner and exploit the internal irrationality of our materialist age.

As part of a wider team, my role involved creating a string of visual assets used during the lifespan of the radio installation including promotional pop-up boombox cards, volunteer clothing and exterior signage around the pirate radio tower.

FINAL PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS INCLUDING T-SHIRT AND POP-UP BOOMBOX CARD.

A Vision for Victoria.

As a result the Pop-Up Pirate Radio narrowcast served as a catalyst to attract more cultural funding to Victoria by featuring a cream of local talent including Pat Fox, Taboo Agency and Chunky Move.

This delighted the client, as they were able to communicate with their audience in a bespoke and boutique way.

The project was funded by the Victorian College of the Arts.

COLLABORATORS
Dan Salmon
Anya Trybala
Tegan Kop
Honor Eastly