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Steve Bradley, URBANtraces
Neighborhood Radio Art Through August, 2008
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 // 2:00 - 4:30
Old Station North Market Building
20 W. North Ave.

Mayor Sheila Dixon will launch URBANtraces, a community arts project by artist Steve Bradley on North Avenue on May 6. The Mayor's launch will be from 2:00 - 2:45, followed by a reception, tour, and live music! (Steve Bradley is in the Baltimore-Rotterdam Artist Exchange program and plans to do a similar project in Rotterdam next year.) The event is free, and handheld radios will be available at the event, to listen to the project.

URBANtraces is a neighborhood radio project that employs numerous low-power FM transmitters broadcasting at 87.7 FM. The transmitters are located at various sites, including people's homes, shops and art spaces, beginning at Howard Avenue and West North Avenue and ending near Charles Street South to E. Lanvale Street. The broadcasts will be available 24/7 through August 2008.

Using an FM radio, you can listen to local stories, sounds and other sonic art forms created by participants who live, work and traverse Station North Arts district and Greenmount West. The project is created by URBANtells, a media arts collective that focuses on the intricacies among the architecture, cityscape, and cultural geography found within any city. URBANtells involves the use of various forms of low and high technology to engage the residents, transients, and lost inhabitants of the city.

Steve Bradley (the driving force behind URBANtells) plans to do a similar project in a multicultural Rotterdam neighborhood that is experiencing transition and redevelopment, next year. The transmitters will be up until August 2008, along North Avenue. When you are in the area, tune your radio to 87.7 FM to hear the local stories & sounds!

About the Artist Exchange

About URBANtraces and URBANtells