Open Air Episode 6 of 6

Five artists re-imagine how broadcast space might be used. Front Row's John Wilson hears their works and meets the artists: Christian Marclay, Ruth Ewan, Peter Strickland, Susan Hiller and Mark Wallinger.

Radio 4's focus on arts continues with a series of five playful and surprising audio interventions, broadcast throughout the week. Radio 4 and London-based arts organisation Artangel have commissioned artists known for their singular approach to performance, sound, sculpture, installation and film-making to respond to a particular moment in the morning radio schedule and re-interpret how broadcast space might be thought about and listened to. This programme brings all five works together and hears from the artists.

Open Air marks a month until the submission deadline for Open, a call for new ground-breaking site-specific projects to transform the UK's cultural landscape. More details are available at

Produced by Russell Finch, Phil Smith and Joby Waldman
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

Available now

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Mar 2013 11:00

More episodes


You are at the last episode

See all episodes from Open Air

Noise: A Human History

Noise: A Human History

David Hendy explores how our interactions with sound have shaped us over 100,000 years.