Friday 28th May 2021
Estuary Broadcasts on www.rtm.fm / @rtm.fm
Saturday 29 May
RTM.FM presents a day of specially commissioned artworks made for online radio broadcast in response to the themes of the Estuary 2021 festival. Participating artists include Anne Hardy, Belinda Zhawi, Benedict Drew, Natasha Bird, Raju Rage, and Time is Away. Broadcasts will be aired live on Saturday 29 May on RTM.FM and will be available to listen again on the RTM and Estuary 2021 festival websites.
RTM.FM is an online community radio station run by the artist space TACO!. It is based in Thamesmead, southeast London and supports an experimental and eclectic broadcast schedule from a range of broadcasters including local community members to artists, producers and musicians.
TACO! (Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office) is an artist led space for research, production, and exchange. It is engaged with its local context whilst simultaneously supporting dialogue with artists and contemporary art, and comprises of a gallery, bookshop and the RTM broadcast studio that supports a programme of exhibitions, events, artist commissions, publishing and participatory projects.
Estuary 2021 is delighted to partner with RTM.FM, Bow Arts and Peabody Trust at Thamesmead as part of the ongoing work by Creative Estuary and the GLA to create the Thames Estuary Production Corridor - a vision for a landmark corridor along the estuary, powering skills opportunities and new jobs.
Square image (listings page): A Tuning, 2020, Benedict Drew, HD film 23mins
Large image (this page):
Anne Hardy, Liquid Landscape, 2018
FIELDwork - sculptural installation with quadraphonic surround audio, programmed light and wind
duration:10:12 mins looped
installation view: Sensory Spaces #13, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 2018
Photo: Angus Mill
Anne Hardy is internationally recognised for her works which combine physical materials with light and sound to create immersive and sensual environments.
Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean literary & sound artist.
Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies.
Natasha Bird is an artist based in London who makes sculptural objects that speak about industrial and bodily functions.
Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival.
Time is Away (London-based duo Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney) work across radio, research and site-specific sound-works.
Marcus Coates’ 'Our Time' places the songs and calls of locally threatened bird species onto 6 clock towers along the North Kent coastline.
Ten short films responding to the festival’s themes of climate, imperial legacy and rebellion curated by Gareth Evans.
Curated by Gareth Evans, this series of conversations continue Estuary 2021's investigation into the deep and layered history of our place and its connections to current social and political concerns, both here in the UK and overseas.