Govett Brewster Gallery
Photos by Stella Brennan
Testuo Kogawa will visit the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery February 3-5 to lead a mini-FM festival during which time he will conduct workshops, performances and lectures. Friday 3 February and on Saturday 4 February workshops are for beginners and Sunday 5 February for advance participants only. The Friday session will have an audience of children (ages 11-13). On the evening of Sunday 5 February, Tetsuo will also carry out a Radioart Party and conduct live phone interviews to media activists and members of the international community of low power radio and micro-TV. Please be advice that all workshops require pre-registration. Tetsuo will also be delivering a lecture at the Auckland University 7 February at 1pm. Further details will follow. Tetsuo Kogawa is currently Professor of Communication studies at Tokyo Keiza University. In the 1980s Kogawa introduced free radio to Japan, Kogawa advocated media freedom, offering Œmicro-Œ or Œnarrow-casting¹ as an alternative to the fast growing global mass-media and is widely know for his blend of criticism, performance and activism. He has written over 30 books on media culture, film, city and urban space, and micro politics. He has shown his artistic and useful workshops to build Mini-FM transmitters in many cities of Canada, US and Europe.