Honor Harger & Adam Hyde (New Zealand)


Honor Harger is an artistic practitioner working with design, curation and art-making, and has a particular interest in artistic uses of new technologies. In the mid 1990s while based in New Zealand, Honor edited the artistic publication, SPeC; co-founded sound art collective Relay, worked with radio station, Radio One and with the art gallery, Artspace. Together with Adam Hyde, she is one of the co-founders in 1998 of r a d i o q u a l i a, an online radio station aiming to open an electronic portal into the eccentricities of antipodean radio space by exploring how broadcasting technologies can create new artistic forms and how audio can be used to illuminate abstract ideas and processes. r a d i o q u a l i a have exhibited and lectured at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; FACT Centre in Liverpool; the Generali Foundation in Vienna; Walker Art Center in the US; Sonar 2001 in Barcelona; the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts in Tokyo; Ars Electronica 98 - 99 in Linz; the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada;and the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide ... among other places. After relocating to Europe in 1999, she undertook projects with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany, the publishing house Arkzin in Croatia, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum in Finland. From 2000-2003 she worked for Tate Modern in London as the Webcasting Curator within Tate's Digital Programmes department and has also produced events and concerts for the Interpretation and Education department at Tate Modern.

Adam Hyde is a musician, developer and format artist working at the convergence of broadcasting and Internet technologies. Adam has a background in television and radio in New Zealand, where he founded the b.net radio network and Static Television, New Zealand's first community television station. Together with Honor Harger, he is one of the founders of r a d i o q u a l i a. He relocated to Europe in 1999, and has worked as a producer and manager at the internet service provider, XS4ALL in Amsterdam between 1999 and 2003. Whilst in Amsterdam, he co-founded HelpB92 and Open Channels for Kosovo, which assisted independent media in the former Yugoslavia. He was also the initiator of Net Congestion: the International Festival of Streaming Media, held in Amsterdam in October 2000, and a co-founder of the Open Source Streaming Alliance, an initiative that has established several internationally distributed, streaming media servers for arts and cultural use. Under the name 'eset', Adam works as a software artist and musician and has designed and built several applications including the Theory Machine and the Frequency Clock. His performances as an electronic musician have incorporated live software development as an integral and demonstrative part of the performance.


honor (at) va.com.au
adam (at) xs4all.nl


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