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radia # 576: Lala Raščić: Evil Earth’s Notebook & DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE radia #279

radia #576 by Lala Raščić for Radio Student & radia #279 Grazer Walzer by Reni Hofmüller

Evil Earth’s Notebook is the spoken word segment of the project Evil Earth, realized by visual artist Lala Rascic during her residency in Ljubljana at the Cultural Center Tobacna and her collaboration with Radio Student.

In Evil Earth’s Notebook one hears Rascic read quotes, notes, loose associations, and custom-software generated text in the hypnotic-poetic verbal performance exploring the notions of landscape, mountains, new optics, vertical imaging and remote perspective.

Evil Earth is a project dealing with the representation of landscape under contemporary conditions of visuality. As Marjorie Hope Nicholson outlines in Mountain Gloom, Mountain Glory, the shift in mountain attitudes in writings of the English poets of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries came about due to advances in science and technology, Evil Earth explores the cognitive shift happening today. The basic question asked is how does our perception and understanding of nature, earth and our environment change under the influence of contemporary consumer modes of visualization and screen technologies?


The following sources and authors have been cited, paraphrased, or referenced in EvilEarth’s Notebook. In alphabetical order:

Belting, Hans; Berardi, Franco; Brand, Stewart;Byron, Lord George Gordon; Emmelhainz, Irmgard; Ettlinger, Or; Evelyn, James; Giblin, Tessa; Galison, Peter; Haraway, Donna; Internet; NASA; Nicholson, Marjorie Hope; Old Testament; Pliny the Elder; Plotinus; Schama, Simon; Schwägerl, Christian; Steyerl, Hito; Turner, Alex; Valiaho, Pasi; Wikipedia

Sound recorded at Radio Šudent, Ljubljana

Sound editing by Makis Anadiadis

Lala Rascic, 2015

The author would like to acknowledge the following persons for their contributions to the Evil Earth genesis. In alphabetical order:

Anđelković, Bojan; Bašić, Ajdin; Đorojević, Lenka; Fšk; Gregorč, Alenka; Kukovec, Dunja; Plahuta, Marko; Rica, Lina; Trebušak, Alenka



radia #279: Grazer Walzer

by Reni Hofmüller, Jogi Hofmüller, Katarina Petjovic and Borut Savski.

In November 1998, Reni and Jogi Hofmüller went to visit their friends, then living in Ljubljana, Katarina Pejovic and Borut Savski.
As they had all been involved in different ways in radio making, sound production, and experimenting, it was clear that – though there had not been the plan beforehand – they would go to Radio Student, to the Ministery of Experiment, and do precisely this: experiment.
In the case of the Grazer Walzer, the production idea was simple: we went to the radio music archive, and took out several lps and cds, and decided to play only the beginnings of songs. In radio history, very often the intros of songs have not been aired, as the BPM (beats-per-minute) did not fit the “overall sound of the station”. So in an somehwat “ausgleichende Gerechtigkeit” (“poetic justice”) we exclusively played intros, and combined them with lp-scretching, text created with the apple-error-messaging system and some additional sounds, produced with piezos and other microphones.
For radia, I compiled a 27 minutes version, taken from the original 1 hour piece.

Reni Hofmüller, 2010