ExPort Radio is an experimental radio station led by MA Visual Communication, Experimental Communication pathway students Dougal Verinder Gedge, Louise Gholam and Maria do Carmo Ravara Pinheiro de MeloThere. Dougal explained the motivation behind the project:
‘ExPort Radio came from a merging of both Louise and my own collaborative practices. We realised that both of us are situated between the realms of experimental sound / fringe aesthetics – such as Artificial Intelligence and Expanded Cinema. We wanted ExPort Radio to constantly question the means to exist firsthand within both the physical and digital workplace. Started towards the end of 2019, ExPort Radio represents an opportunity to re-invigorate the public through worldwide collaboration and discussion, whilst also building bridges in a post-Brexit, mid-Covid-19 environment.'
'Working within the confines of Covid-19 has actually enabled us to explore collaborations with other art schools and the wider artistic community. Working digitally and from across the continent via ZOOM has enabled us both to observe ExPort Radio through a different lens. We realised that it is not the duty of experimental practitioners to compromise when it comes to road-blocks such as Covid-19. Across the continent, and further afield, art-radio and student-radio stations are broadcasting and sharing music, conversation and discourse almost daily without fail.'
'The RCA is a school which sets examples globally to the creative fields, and using this circumstance as a chance to collaborate felt more like a compulsion than a fun, disposable concept. Creativity is still out there, you just need the experimental ones to go and find it.’