Listen live to currents and waves.



currents and waves radio

Welcome to currents and waves radio, a live streaming program of experimental sound, environmental recordings, artist talks, artist performances, presentations, music and much more.


The question of “how do we occupy space differently” undulates and oscillates throughout currents and waves. currents and waves broadcasts 24 hours a day in Sydney, and across the pacific in Vancouver - all via internet streaming. Curated by Other Sights as a way to situate oneself outside the realm of the visual, this rich audio program encourages an awareness and exploration of ‘what cannot be seen’ as central to a richer understanding of public space. The program in its original form was a two-week program running from January 13-26, since then, it continues to run live on this website indefinitely. 


Using the fluid-structure of tidal forecasts currents and waves expands on the themes of Other Sights’ parallel Sydney Festival program the future is floating - a floating exchange between 16 artists from Canada and Australia. The Future is Floating explores radical ways of reconfiguring relationships, language, community, migration, and nationhood. Similarly and concurrently via Currents and Waves. Ideas propagate and drift through a range of topics including language resurgence, crisis, resilience, arrivals and departures, the foreshore, deep listening, and Indigenous activism. Currents and Waves program-formats range from podcasts and radio-dramas to experimental audio-zines, music and live-feed nature reserve broadcasts.


This radio project is produced by Other Sights for Artists Projects and Sydney Festival. Currents and Waves radio is curated by Sunshine Frère and Lorna Brown. It is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia.


It is with great pleasure and many thanks to each and every one of the generous program contributors that we present this powerful radio broadcast.


We hope this listening experience leaves you intrigued, challenged and deeply satiated.


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Thanks for Tuning in!


the future is floating.

the future is floating: an on the water exchange is an artist residency taking place in Sydney, Australia in January 2020. Produced by Other Sights For Artists' Projects 

and Sydney Festival, Canadian and Australian artists are brought together in a two-week-long exchange residency speculating on floating futures.


Through a collaboration with Sydney Harbour-based cultural ambassadors Tribal Warrior, the future is floating brings Canadian artists Jeneen Frei Njootli, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Cindy Mochizuki, Marianne Nicolson, Holly Schmidt, Syrus Marcus Ware and T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss together with Australian artists Claire G. Coleman, Megan Cope, Keg De Souza, James Nguyen, Venessa Possum, Jen Rae, Latai Taumoepeau, Salote Tawale and Leanne Tobin in a two-week-long exchange residency. Through dialogues, artist-to-artist sessions, keynote talks, field trips and public events in the city and on the water, this program highlights artists whose work explores occupation, activism, listening and diaspora in complex, evolving ways.


currents and waves radio will run parallel with this artist exchange residency with ongoing dialogue from the artists incorporated into the live programming. 

the future is floating will feature public events, including performances, talks and listening events on the water, and will be updated at and 

Sydney Festival.