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Travelling with plants: The Australian radio and sound artist Sophea Lerner travels with a suitcase fitted for the transport of garden plants.

A moveable feast, Porticulture grows where you go. A nomadic community garden for a nomadic community. By packing a garden into a suitcase I hoped to unpack some of the tensions between living a very mobile life and the necessity of grounding in place a garden usually requires.
Porticulture mobile garden was planted during Time Place Space Nomad residency New South Wales, Australia, 2014.


Sophea Lerner is an Australian sonic media artist/researcher & broadcaster. She combines personal, mechanical, edible, spatial, digital and telephonic networks into dynamic, flexible & open architectures exploring sound in public space & shared listening.

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Hausbier Tasmanien

Sandfly, Tasmania. 27. Nov. I am guest in the house of Julia Drouhin and Arjan Kok. The livingroom is full with music instruments, the kitchen full with shiny, brown bottles. Arjan explains how his home brew is done. Earlier this morning, the whole family has been exercising at the drums, hence the combination…

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Thursday, March 3rd, 19:00


Lautstrom/reboot fm – presented by Anna Bromley

Datscha-Radio – presented by Gabi Schaffner

Das Radio ist nicht Sibirien – Performance by Rafael Jové

Discussion with participants, moderation: Antje Vowinckel


Was unterscheidet den Piraten vom Kaperer? Nicht die Tat, sondern die Befugnis. Nur der Kaperer (engl. privateer), der scheinbar aus purem Eigensinn handelt, ist qua Dokument auch dazu befugt. Die Geschichte des Rundfunks ist eng mit derjenigen des Seerechts verquickt, was sich unter anderem auch in den verwandten Organisationsformen niederschlägt. Das Radio und seine öffentlich-rechtlichen, privaten sowie piratistischen Ableger. Diese klaren Abgrenzungen gelten jedoch in der aktuellen Radiolandschaft nicht mehr. Durch Internet, Podcast und Webarchive verschieben sich inhaltliche Kategorien, Sendegebiete, Zuhörerschaften und Zuständigkeiten. Bleibt die Frage, ob und wie und vor allem was gekapert wird?


Pirate/Public widmet sich an vier Abenden diesen und anderen Fragen und lädt dazu in den Errant Bodies Sound Art Space ein.
Errant Bodies Sound Art Space
Kollwitzstrasse 97

10435 Berlin

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Topiaries of RailtonRailton would be a town that no one’d ever heard of – if it wasn’t for Neil Hurley. In 1999, he came, saw… and got his scissors out. Before, he says, “there was no reason you could think of to stop here (Number of inhabitants in 2009: 900) ” Now Railton “is put on the map” and people come from far and wide to admire theis miracle. Even the BBC visited and did an interview with him in his Magic Fibre Optics shop (That’s where the music in the background of our talks stems from).

More then 50 topiaries sit in Neils backyard, more than 600 decorate the streets and gardens of the town. Scrubbily or crew-cut, they sit, lie, lean or stand along the buildings and walks.

The interview is here on soundcloud.  And the plant used for these beauties is mostly the Box Honeysuckle (Lonicea nitida).

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Beer in Tasmania

Beer tastes good! But will you really spend 8-10 Dollars on a glass/small bottle of Australian craft beer? The answer to this are home brewery kits! Look forward to an interview with a knowledgeable home brewer in Sandfly, Tasmania :)

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Marty in his car shorty before work
This weekend the cabin owners are expected back in Bogong village. The community’s sole gardener Marty is in charge for everthing here: Planting, cutting, clearing, weeding and even carpenter work. But he also knows about the history of the village, once the home of the dam builders of the Kiewa hydro scheme.

Here’s the link to soundcloud!

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Hydro Power Stadion Bogong

Some sounds from the vicinity… and from inside. Listen here!


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hvera#tomTomato farming in Iceland! Forthcoming soon here on Datscha radio: An interview with the founder of Friðheimar tomato company, views of greenhouses, astonishing news about bees and bananas, and a documentation on the gardens of Hveragerði… plus an another talk with the managing director of the Horticultural University of Iceland. Stay tuned!

Here comes, as promised, the gallery. More text will be added :)
General information about Friðheimar you will find under fridheimar.is

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datschafestival klein-2-2

100 Tage Datscharadio sind nun offiziell beendet! Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Tag im Garten des KIZ  mit unseren Gästen Marcin Gortel, Verena Kuni, Hannes Wienert und suspicion breeds confidence. Rahim En Nosse von Supp’cultur kredenzte eine Suppe aus den Kräutern der Wieseckaue und auch der Apfelwein floss reichlich aus dem Fass. Anbei eine kleine Bilderschau… mehr später.

Alle Bilder: Jörg Wagner

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Die Landesgartenschau auf aporee.org

Das Feld füllt sich: Andachtslieder, ein sonderbarer Vogel, Dorfsingspiele… Auf das Bild klicken um zur Landesgartenschau-Klangkarte zu gelangen!

Courtesy Udo Noll/aporee.org

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