A series of site specific FM radio broadcasts based on a collision of ideas from Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities and transcripts from interviews with survivors of ruined cities both contemporary and historical. Sited in remote landscapes in South West Scotland, audiences tuned into the broadcasts on their car radios. The soundscapes of Fragment created a sense of cities, real and imagined, continuously overlaying each other in an empty landscape; a permanent cycle of growth and decay. Broadcasts were looped and could be listened to over a continuous 72 hour period.
Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.
Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.
She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.