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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gallery Openings: Pirate Radio, "Wild Things," and Excavated Literature

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Josh Short: A radio pirate brandishes his weapon.
  • Josh Short: A radio pirate brandishes his weapon.

At Ever Gold Gallery is "Bomb Shelter Radio" led by Josh Short. For Short, clandestine broadcasts -- like the time when Free Radio Berkeley was broadcast from a tree -- are wholly in keeping with his artistic approach: Reave the rubbish and make art in the gaps. He's the creator of fantastical installations and contributing mastermind behind the Cardboard Institute of Technology. While Short is an artist in residence for this project, he will build five radio transmitters, disguised to blend with detritus in the neighborhood. Five nights a week, for a month, "aural graffiti" will spread out from Short's own bunker, complete with a sleeping berth, Geiger counter, case of Bud, and 235 back issues of Playboy. --Silke Tudor

The opening reception for "Bomb Shelter Radio" starts at 6 p.m. at Ever Gold Gallery, 441 O'Farrell (at Jones).

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