Espen Sommer Eide – artist/composer
The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance
The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance a project for Performa 13 in collaboration with Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway), consists of a book of scripts for radio plays commissioned from artists and writers, and the transmission of these plays on the radio. The book, edited by Anne Szefer Karlsen and Aaron Schuster, includes contributions by Alex Bailey, Pierre Bismuth and Dessislava Dimova, Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik, Ingrid Furre, Kim Hiorthøy and Lisa Östberg, Jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, David Bernstein), Krõõt Juurak, Tija Suttikul, M. A. Vizsolyi, and Bedwyr Williams.
Listen to The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance in the same order as the contributions appear in the book by using the playir on the right. These radio plays were produced and recorded by Samuel Mindlin and Andrew Chugg for Gilded Audio.
The book can be bought through Hordaland Art Centre Bookshop, and the contributions are:
Third Touch – Tija Suttikul (Doctor - Miranda Wilson, Mr. W - Jonathan Huggins, Mrs. W - Diana Stahl)
A Life of Yeats, the Usher – Kim Hiorhøy & Lisa Östberg (Narrator - Casey Jones)
I M Oh About Things – Ingrid Furre (I - Christina Roussos, M - John Bollinger, OH - Sticks Benedict)
The Match of the Last Centruy – Pierre Bismuth & Dessisalava Dimova
Cats Playing Patty-Cake, What They Were Saying... – Krõõt Juurak (Cats - JC and Kevin)
The Man Who Could Whistle Like a Bird – Alex Bailey (Bird - Michael Bailey)
The Case of Jane: A Verse Play in 16 Visits – M. A. Vizolyi (Jane - Briana Pozner, Therapist - Jesse Marchese)
A Trial of Weeds – Kristin Tårnesvik & Espen Sommer Eide (Judge - Lew Gardner, Defense - Andrew Hendrick, Prosecution - Robin Wachsberger)
Restorun, a Soup Opera – Jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, David Bernstein) (Peter Paper - Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Lazy Suzy - Christine Zenyi Lu, Sexy Lucy - Yana Dimitrova, Don - Mark Geffriaud, Jared Longfellow - Joi Bittle, Wait-Or - Geraldine Geffriaud)Dear Both – Bedwyr Williams (Narrator - David Marcus)
The launch of this project was hosted by Cabinet in New York Friday 15 November 7-9 PM featuring a performance by Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik titled 'Weed Archive (LIVE)', part of an ongoing project that draws on the archive of the pioneering Norwegian weed biologist Emil Korsmo (1863–1953).
Swedish 60 cocktails were served.
This event is presented by Cabinet with generous support from the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, and Performa.