JCSpaceRadio is a collaborative co-engineered by Jenn Cooper and Christine Shallenberg. Both artists met while completing graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute between 2012-2014.
JCSpaceRadio was conceived in December 2015 as a result of continued intellectual engagement and a desire to challenge cultural norms of communication and perception. We are interested in engaging in a casually critical dialogue with frequencies.
Inspiration for our endeavors came from the astronauts living and working within the International Space Station and their onboard 2-meter shortwave (HAM) radio.
Currently emanating as a conceptual broadcasting station, we are host to bioresonance, binaural, and body-centered tones physically realized through workshops and events.
Our contemporary landscape is inundated with a constant barrage of digital frequencies while those essential to the optimal functioning of bodily systems are missing from our day-to-day existence, a disadvantage of conglomerating into urban environments, reducing exposure to nature and fresh, unadulterated foods.
We have multi-year goals aimed at the replenishment of sonic experiences desired by physical bodies. Through the use of frequency, we create sonic experiences attuned to body resonances broadcast live in both sound and light.
Broadcasts from JCSpaceRadio are transmissions of tones attuned to bodily frequencies. Currently, we are creating radio, digital, and internet based broadcasts of a proprietary set of frequencies attuned to major organs including the brain, heart, lungs, and stomach.
Alpha, beta, delta, theta, and other body-resonating waves will additionally be transmitted via our 2-meter short wave radio to supplement these depleted wave resources within our contemporary environment.
JCSpaceRadio’s long term goals include exploring the physicality of sonic experiences, making contact with the International Space Station, creating participatory structures for public engagement, facilitating aesthetically driven citizen science.
We prioritize direct public engagement with most aspects of the project, and ultimately foster community environments open to discussions of experience, culture, and technology.