By Gareth Evans
A short dispatch here, to alert you to an imminent posting on the JVA site of a radio programme I made with Resonance FM (www.resonancefm.com; 104.4 FM) for their excellent open access strand Clear Spot (Monday to Friday at 8pm for an hour).
Anchored around a conversation with FVU Director Steven Bode, and with music by Sun Ra and the Boxhead Ensemble, we explored the intentions of the project, the nature of the works in the show and the zeitgeist concerns and positions, regarding the future, that have prompted the establishing of TNK.
We also included short readings by Therese Henningsen (recorded by Andrea Luka Zimmerman) of four Utopian texts, drawn from John Carey’s excellent anthology The Faber Book of Utopias (provided by Chris Darke); and we were very glad that the great writer and commentator Paul Morley could join us to read his superb original discursive manifesto, commissioned especially for this exhibition and published in the newspaper accompanying it.
Special thanks to Ed and Tom at Resonance, to Mike at FVU and Oliver at JVA, Andrea, Chris and Therese and, of course, to Steven and Paul.