Radio Forest is a radio installation commissioned by Musica in Neerpelt, Belgium. It will debut during their Klankenbos Festival in September 2005. Located within a forest, Musica asked
Stijn Schiffeleers and Amy Franceschini to propose a sound project in reactionto this space.Upon thier first visit to Music in December 2004, Amy and Stijn'sfirst impression was the roaring sound coming fromthe freeway passing through the forest. It was such a dominant sound factor,that they proposed to broadcast forest sounds from within the forest to the carspassing by on the freeway.
Amy is a new media artist and educator living and working in San Francisco. Her work is pervaded with images of growth-reminding us that both nature and our own creative natures are precious commodities that must be nurtured and sustained whether it is on the web or in our own backyards. Amy founded Futurefarmers in 1995, as a means to bring together multidisciplinary artists to create new work. She is currently teaching Media Theory and Practice courses at Stanford University and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Working in many media Stijn reveals the subtleties of life via film, video and interactive installations. Stijn co-founded Boutique Vizique. His work embodies a sense of play and sensitivity that reminds us to take a closer look at what surrounds us. Stijn lives and works between Gent, Belgium and San Francisco.