Inspired by spy novels and the radical possibilities of radio for experimental story telling, The Silent Key is a long-form project creating a complex meta-fiction over time.
At its heart The Silent Key will produce a relay of broadcasts featuring artists, communities and individuals, forming an ‘exquisite corpse’-style narrative arc. These playful global broadcasts will be accompanied by a series of terrestrial and online clues, performances, publications, and other interventions.
The project, in its very early stages of development at Adhocracy, will eventually connect operators and listeners across the world – there are about three million amateur radio operators worldwide and hundreds of shortwave stations broadcasting daily around the clock – in a mysterious constellation of artifacts, actions and broadcasts.
Julia Drouhin and Phillipa Stafford (TAS)