Research Notes

Samson Young's AAAFM 993

The Hong Kong–based artist Samson Young moves through various locations in and around Asia Art Archive by way of a roving sound station—doubling as a bookmobile and deejay booth—to generate a series of mobile radio broadcasts for AAAFM 993. The project invokes classic radio news announcements, interview segments, and commercials by incorporating ambient noise sourced from AAA's audio collection.

Materials used include the John Clark Archive, which comprises over 280 interviews with artists and art professionals constructed through oral histories and conversations from across Asia spanning the past twenty-seven years. Young drew from the research collection to create a new sound work that played at AAA Library. He continues to conduct new interviews with fellow Hong Kong artists in John Clark's style.


4 July 2016

 

AAA's Open Saturday mobile public broadcast

Image: The AAAFM 993 roving sound station.
Image: The AAAFM 993 roving sound station.
Image: Detail of the AAAFM 993 roving sound station.
Image: Detail of the AAAFM 993 roving sound station.

 

JUNE 2016

 

Sound work sourced from the John Clark Archive presented at AAA Library

Samson Young for 15 Invitations

 

A closer look at the John Clark Archive

Image: Materials from the John Clark Archive.
Image: Materials from the John Clark Archive.
Image: John Clark interview with Su Xinang on cassette, recorded on 13 April 1999.
Image: John Clark interview with Su Xinang on cassette, recorded on 13 April 1999.
Image: Detail of a cassette from the John Clark Archive.
Image: Detail of a cassette from the John Clark Archive.

 

 

John Clark Archive photography courtesy of Stephen Lam.

Imprint

Author

Samson YOUNG, 楊嘉輝

Topic
Research Notes
Date
Mon, 4 Jul 2016
Cite as
Samson YOUNG, 楊嘉輝, Samson Young's AAAFM 993, Mon, 4 Jul 2016

Relevant content

Special232
John Clark Archive
Collection

John Clark Archive

AAA Project Space, Archiving Materials
Ideas is AAA's New Online Publication
Press

Ideas is AAA's New Online Publication

Each Monday, Asia Art Archive publishes new essays, interviews, and curated journeys through the research collections

OpenSaturday_List
Open Saturday | 02 | Sea of Stories
Programmes

Open Saturday | 02 | Sea of Stories

4 Jul 2015

aaafm993_Programme_list
15 Invitations | Samson Young | AAAFM 993
Programmes

15 Invitations | Samson Young | AAAFM 993

Jun–Jul 2015

K_15invitations_logo
15 Invitations
Programmes

15 Invitations

Apr 2015–Mar 2017