Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Signal to Noise: Imagined Frequencies of Radiophonic Space
An installation by Amber Cortes

January 25 - March 8, 2013

Gallery Opening: Friday, January 25, 7pm
Artist Talk: Friday, February 15, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Also open during evening events at Jack Straw

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Amber Cortes. Click here to download the interview.

Radio is a forward moving medium that collects, controls, and radiates information. On the FM dial, radio is a highly regulated and monetized space. But on other dials, the all but forgotten AM and shortwave, illegal pirate radio stations, and citizen band frequencies, it is a different animal entirely.

Imagine a space where all broadcasts are possible along a "radiophonic continuum," where voices and sounds mingle with spontaneous white noise, existing away from time and place, separate and uncontrolled and triumphant in their ephemeral power. This is the magic of radio. 4 imagined radio stations will be transmitted from four different radios, each station a testament to how freeform radio space can be reimagined, re-purposed, and revitalized.

Jack Straw resident artist Amber Cortes is a media producer and sound artist living in Seattle. She is currently attending the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at the University of Washington. Some of her radio pieces and work can be found at www.youneverknowradio.com.


Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.


Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Friday, January 25, 7pm
Signal to Noise: Opening Reception

Friday, February 15, 7pm
Signal to Noise: Artist Talk



Recent exhibitions

Outside In/Inside Out: The Inner Life of Jack (June 22 - August 24, 2012) by Ellen Sollod and Johanna Melamed

CARTASONIC (April 6 - June 8, 2012) by Perri Lynch, Lara Swimmer, and Robert Zimmer

Blue.Hour (February 10 - March 30, 2012) by Yann Novak

The Network Is a Blind Space (December 9, 2011 - February 3, 2012) by Stelios Manousakis

Mother May I: Work in Progress Phase I (November 4 - 11, 2011) by Beth Fleenor

Voices & Images from Bulgaria (September 23 - October 28, 2011) by Martin Koenig

Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds (July 22 - September 16, 2011) by Nari Baker

Sympatico (May 13 - July 8, 2011) by Carlisle Roveto

Fragments of the Story (February 18 - April 22, 2011) by Robert Millis

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.


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