March 2, 2023
Limestone Books is open for 24 hours on the first Thursday of every month. On March 2, we invited Sumugan Sivanesan (fugitive radio) into the space for a 6-hour live radio broadcast. fugitive radio has sought to develop collectively realized modes of 'performance-radio' using free and open source tools.
In this activity, we try to explore the relationship between sound production and physical printing, which is also inspired by the fact that in activist publishing, the 'night shift' is often used to print sounds that are easily banned by censorship during the day.
This was also inspired by the fact that activist publications often use the "night shift" time to print sounds that are easily prohibited by censorship during the day. So, we set up a Gestetner 360 duplicator at the live radio event, where the audience was invited to transcribe the audio and interviews from the live podcast into text and explanatory illustrations in different languages, print them on the spot, and create a zine in the morning called Transcriptions from the Night Waves.
The event was opened by artist Riar Rizaldi's short film "Becquerel" (2021), with Maud van den Beuken’s audio description of the space and vibes; Kim David Bots providing improvised music; and the audience reading excerpts from books in the store. The audience was also reading part of the book from the store or creating poetry for reading. We invited artists from all over the world to provide their voices, including Taiwan-based artist Wenhsun Chang, and Berlin-based artist Hsueh Yu-Ling. In total, more than 10 artists have volunteered to participate.
Listen to the Night Shift here.