PHANTOM RADIO is an ongoing project, a 91.0 MHz FM radio station (g)hosted by Ine Meganck and Valentijn Goethals. The project was originally initiated in collaboration with Paul Elliman (UK) at the Werkplaats Typografie, a former radio distribution center. For those working late into the night at our computers, the space still crackled with the ghostly static of residual electronic energy. Within this project a space was created, to re-locate the lost origin of the building. Hidden in a secret room above the kitchen, an acoustic window on a world alive with electronically activity awaited to be opened.
The Phantom Radio became an unconventional space for students, designers, musicians and artists. A place where participants for a short period of time could trade the medium of printed matter and parasite the airwaves. Keeping in mind a series of limitations.
Nowadays the Phantom Radio functions as a nomadic radio station. The project isn’t tied to one specific location nor time-zone.
019 functions as an important transmission territory for the Phantom Radio. Already using this platform for our first exhibition in March 2014.
Currently Phantom Radio is working on a series of new transmissions to go on air in 2017, within the 019 building and Dok-Noord, Ghent. More information will be posted soon.