Laressa Dickey & Andrea Steves
RADIO GRAVEYARD ORBIT
July 2019, English, 4.25 x 9 in, 62 pages + 18 inserts, black & white, softcover, spiral bound
Edition of 150
Design: Sming Sming Books
RADIO GRAVEYARD ORBIT is a hybrid transmission—part text, part listening score—created in collaboration between installation/sound artist Andrea Steves and poet/dancer Laressa Dickey. Space Junk circles overhead. Literally, overhead, the global circulation of waste, commodities, and global extraction, in their own time. This waste extends beyond our physical boundaries, beyond the seen, beyond the speed and scale at which we can understand it. The text provides the atmosphere for the listening. The listening provides pause and interruption. RADIO GRAVEYARD ORBIT is designed to engender a sense of curiosity and connection, as well as specific instructions for ways of observing space/place around us. It seeks to grapple with the effects of capitalism, colonialism, bureaucracy on the literal space of the universe.
Laressa Dickey is an artist working in the fields of writing, movement, and bodywork. She’s the author of three books of poems and several chapbooks, including A Piece of Information About His Invisibility. A new book, Syncopations, is forthcoming in 2019. With Magdalena Freudenschuss, she’s writing a series of feminist texts on the politics of care. Together with her partner Ali, she’s creating an installation work for the Bergen Assembly 2019 entitled How to Pass Time With No Reference, about their experiences Inside/Outside Turkish prison. RGO is her second collaboration with Andrea Steves and their first text work together.