In spring 2018, Radio Silence continues with the premiere of Michael Rakowitz's highly anticipated radio series. Starting on Sunday, April 15, this special radio event will be broadcast in weekly episodes on WPPM PhillyCAM radio and other community radio stations across the country, and distributed nationally on PRX (Public Radio Exchange). Episodes will also be available for streaming and download on this website and as a podcast on iTunes.
If you're in Philadelphia, celebrate the launch of this worldwide radio event at our listening party on Sunday, April 15 from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Liberty View ballroom at Independence Visitors Center, located at 599 Market Street, Independence Hall. Be one of the first to hear the debut of Radio Silence episode #1, meet the artist and project curator Elizabeth Thomas, and enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Iraqi food from Amasi Restaurant. Then return to the airwaves or radiosilence.site on a weekly basis to download future episodes.
Radio Silence, produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia, first launched with a live performance on Independence Mall in Philadelphia on July 30, 2017 and a simulcast on PhillyCAM TV (watch it here). The project can be seen as an alternative form of public art — trading the street corner for the public airwaves, and representation via images for evocation via voice and sound. Partners include Warrior Writers, Prometheus Radio project, and PhillyCAM.