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Join Peter Simensky and his Pyrite Pirate Radio in a live performance audio set that will feature local and regional sounds across Los Angeles and beyond. Pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold, magically picks up AM frequency. For this performance, Pyrite Pirate Radio will broadcast AM transmissions played on a series of mobile radios, all handmade and designed by the artist using coiled copper wire, radio parts, and a pyrite stone. These radio sculptures will be used to transmit ideas, experiments, collaborations, community engagements, and interventions. For an afternoon, 18th Street Arts Center’s Olympic Campus will become a transmitter of sorts, both for community, critique, and culture.
This performance is part of Peter Simensky’s radio tour across the US, which expands his work on the project Pyrite Pirate Radio, a series of performances and workshops with sculptural pyrite radios and AM pirate transmissions.