The Radio Hut is a mobile interactive art space themed around radio and its interplay with community and the imagination – a miniature museum of radio that can tour around different places, collecting site-specific stories and playing them back as an interactive installation.
Since its humble beginnings as a playful, spontaneous and intimate space for experiment and connection, our beautiful little tin hut has been fitted out with bespoke ‘Bakelite digital’ audio and recording equipment. Thanks to Arts Council England we are developing for touring as a ready-to-roll, self-contained multi-media ‘art hub’.
The Radio Hut makes an attractive and effective collaborator both as ‘pop-up’ partner at (for instance) more ‘formal’ museums as well as on a wide range of community projects. A primary function of the hut is a ‘gathering and broadcasting station’: drawing on crowdsourced voices, stories and experience to produce ‘site-specific responses’- ‘audio art’, podcasts and live spoken word theatre.
“The Radio Hut is an excellent attractant and centre piece for performances. It raised interest and curiosity about what was happening and engages people with their own reminiscences.
Rather than just being a set for a show it is a stand alone exhibit which creates the possibilities for a range of projects which can encompass theatre, dance, music and the sciences.”