review by Axel Stockburger

Module 01: Tactical Audio , a collaborative effort between London artist paula roush and the msdm collective, provided a comprehensive archive of auditory tactics and strategies of protest ( field recordings of demonstrations, radio broadcasts, auditory interventions, etc.) on vinyl records Visitors to the exhibition made to DJs of the material. This Tactical Audio Archive is accessible online and is constantly being expanded by new contributions. As part of the exhibition, a workshop and a radio program were held, which dealt with questions about the auditory representation of protest. Here it is exemplarily clarified which, often enough overlooked, importance auditory performance for the production of attention in public space, and at the same time researched how auditory interventions could be used for protest actions. 

Axel Stockburger
Beyond Sound Art
Ear Appeal«, exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse 
dérive N ° 27 (Apr – June / 2007)