Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves

Posted on July 10, 2013


Editor’s Note: Publication of this Review is way overdue. My apologies to the author and free103point9 for the delay.

Transmission Art is a relatively new artistic genre that uses some form of the electromagnetic spectrum in preparing or presenting works of art.

“Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves,” a new book by Galen Joseph-Hunter and co-authored with Penny Duff, and Maria Papadomanolaki provides a genealogy of early and recent artists creating in the relatively new mediums of radio/video.

Josheph-Hunter is the Executive director of free103point9, an artists organization at the fore-front of promoting the genre. The book is quite comprehensive and  features information on 150 artists and 255 images spanning from 1921 to the present transmission art scene.

The book’s brief introduction provides the historical context for the emergence of transmission art as a recognized genre within the “Avant Garde” tradition by discussing inventors, activists and support organizations

The books authors and several of the featured artists was on hand at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, on October 18, 2011 to celebrate the release of this book.

Visit for information on ordering your own copy.