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Publications - Author
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Radio In Its Place: Here There Nowhere Now
On sonic geography and transmission

Keynote address at New Adventures in Sound Art's Trans-X, a Symposium about Transmission Art
Toronto, ON
Saturday May 18, 2013

Online archive available here.


Image: Steve Bates, Radio Forest

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Michaela Grill : Vibrating Currents
in Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema

FilmmuseumSynemaPublikation
Publication in English / edited by Peter Tscherkassky
368 pages. € 20,--
International Order: Columbia University Press

I have contributed an essay on Austrian video artist, Michaela Grill. The book is intended as a artist-specific survey of Austrian experimental film and video practices, both historical and contemporary. Edited by Peter Tscherkassky, the book also includes numerous images, filmographies, biographies, and contextualizing essays.

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Clearing the Air: Toward a Minor Transmission

An online publication by kunstradio
25 Years of kunstradio

Silence goes faster backwards. Three times. Silence goes faster backwards. Three times. I repeat. Silence goes faster backwards. Three times. Your attention please. A single glass of water lights up the world. Three times. I repeat. A single glass of water lights up the world. Twice. I repeat.

- Coded radio transmission in Jean Cocteau’s Orphée

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More Art is More Better*
Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound v.4

Steve Heimbecker, Diane Landry and CinDy (Sam Shalabi & Alexandre St-Onge)
October 16 – October 20, 2001

A response to the event by Steve Bates

Downloadable here.

Critical Distance is a writing program of aceartinc. that encourages critical writing and dialogue about contemporary art. The program is an avenue for exploration by emerging and established artists and writers. Written for each exhibition mounted at aceartinc. these texts form the basis of our annual journal Paper Wait.

* Thank you to Diane Landry for the title.

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The Wire
Issue #218, Global Ear, 2002

"Steve Bates celebrates the cool sounds emanating from Winnipeg's splendid isolation."

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