The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

For more information email us: transit [AT] transitlounge [DOT] org

The transit lounge is supported by Culturia and the DAZ

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Jodi Rose is a nomadic sound artist, writer and freelance cultural commentator originally from Australia, who works producing audiovisual performance, sound installations, experimental music, radio programs and sonic art events around the world. Jodi trained in Sculpture, Performance and Installation at Sydney College of the Arts, and was the fourth Bridge Guard at the Art and Science Bridge Guard residential centre in Sturovo, Slovakia 2005-2006; and Australia Council New Media Arts - ABC Radio: Radiophonic Artist in Residence at ABC Radio National, Sydney in 2004.

Jodi's major work and reason for traversing the globe so thoroughly in recent years is Singing Bridges, a worldwide networked performance and series of compositions based on the sound of vibrations in bridge cables. Jodi released Singing Bridges: Vibrations and Variations, a CD of bridge compositions with remixes by widely renowned international and local artists working in experimental sound and electronic music; and won ‘Best Australian Blog’ for Singing Bridges Travel Diary in 2005. Her work featured in Pixelache Electronic Arts Festival in 2004 & 2005; Overgaden Sound Art Festival - Copenhagen; Sound States Uncertain Destinations, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art; and Sound in Space Audiotheque, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Jodi’s radio projects include Radiophonic Features: Bridge Songs and Stories, a Trip Across Australia broadcast on ABC Radio National Radio Eye in 2004; Archipelago, a 90 minute sonic seascape about ISEA International Symposium of Electronic Arts; and Bridge Guard Radio Diary from her experience in Slovakia, broadcast on ABC Radio National The Night Air; a series on Musique Concrete for Classic FM, and recently hosting a nightly program on TiN Radio for the National Young Writers Festival, she developed the idea for an ongoing series of conversations starting in the Transit Lounge.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

This is gorgeous!