Radio ARCADA #13: Nicole L’Huillier “Opera of the Future”

“Amphibian Songs” unfolds as a soundscape for Futurity Island, an infrastructure for interspecies communication and an open space for learning.

The pipe is the primary structural and symbolic unit of Futurity Island, referencing both the object that has facilitated the worldwide draining of swamps throughout modernity and Bertolt Brecht’s statement in “The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication” (1932): “The radio would be the finest possible communication apparatus in public life, a vast network of pipes. That is to say, it would be if it knew how to receive as well as to transmit, how to let the listener speak as well as hear, how to bring him into a relationship instead of isolating him.”

Concept: Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas; co-organized with Christine Shaw

Sound: Nicole L’Huillier

Architecture: Indrė Umbrasaitė

In collaboration with Tobias Putrih 

Futurity Island, 2018 was commissioned by Blackwood Gallery for The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, curated by Christine Shaw.

Nicole L’Huillier is a Transdisciplinary artist from Santiago, Chile, currently based in Boston, United States, is currently a PhD candidate and research assistant at MIT Media Lab, Opera of the Future group, she also holds a Master in Media Arts & Sciences (2017) from MIT Media Lab.

Nicole L’Huillier


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