Montalvo Arts Center

New Terrains: Mobility & Migration
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Autopiloto and Art Rage/New Terrains partner party
November 15, 2018, 8am–November 16, 2018, 8am

Commissioned by the Lucas Artist Program at Montalvo Arts Center, AUTOPILOTO is a new project by artist collective Radio Espacio Estación (RadioEE.NET) exploring the ramifications and possibilities of self-driving vehicle technology and other automated mobilities while on the move. What will our streets and cities look and sound like in a driverless future? How will society and infrastructure systems adapt? What might people do during newfound transit time? In what ways do machines imitate human auto-pilot modes, and vice versa? RadioEE will investigate these and other questions during their 24-hour multilingual roving radio broadcast through live soundscapes, music, and Spanish-English-Vietnamese conversations with drivers, designers, technologists, municipal agents, researchers, artists, scientists, and more. AUTOPILOTO will premiere on November 15, 2018 at 8am as RadioEE departs from Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. Over the next 24 hours, the group will broadcast from a semi-autonomous vehicle traveling and making stops in diverse communities throughout the Bay Area and tackling specific aspects of the complex issues around self-driving technology along the way.

RADIO Espacio Estacion ( is a mobile, multilingual, online radio channel broadcasting conversations about mobility and movement while on the move. It is led by a collective of artists, graphic designers, writers, and curators including Sebastian Bellver, Stephanie Sherman, Agustina Woodgate, and Hernan Woodgate. RadioEE hosts broadcasts events three times a year from different locations; each focusing on a different mobility-related theme, and involving partnerships with local radio stations to co-broadcast. Past broadcasts have addressed such issues as water and global climate change from the deck of a boat navigating the Miami River and South Florida canals to a conversation about public space from a motor powered 10-person bicycle. With each broadcast event RadioEE creates a temporary channel for dialogue, music, storytelling and sonic experiments. Transmissions interweave at least two languages, and connect local participants and communities with an ever-growing audience of 5000+ global listeners and collaborators.

About Participants
Agustina Woodgate (host, lead program developer) is an Argentinian-born artist currently based in Miami, Florida. Her work investigates the ways in which the poetic-politics of infrastructure organize public and private space. She recently participated in the 2016 Berlin Biennale, the Biennale of the Americas in Denver and is represented by Spinello Projects in Miami and Barro Gallery in Argentina. Stephanie Sherman (co-host, lead platform strategist) is a New Orleans born, London-based producer, public curator, writer, and design strategist. She is completing a PhD in Art & Design focused on time and transit at UC San Diego with architect Teddy Cruz and design theorist Benjamin Bratton. Sebastian Bellver (audio + graphic design) is an Argentinian-born, Miami-based audio and graphic designer who has worked with global creative and corporate clients. Hernan Woodgate (mobility manager + technician) is an Argentinian-based creative technician and operations manager with a penchant for psycho-geography and logistics.

Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Multiple locations, including SJMA for Art Rage, 6–10pm
110 S. Market Street
San José, CA 95113
Admission: $5 after 5pm


Four Bridges
July 20, 2018

Four Bridges, by Howard Hersh, is a sound installation designed to be heard by listeners over mobile devices as they walk through Montalvo’s woodland environment. It features children’s choir, instrumental music, readings of poetry, and archival recordings. 

The walk, clearly marked by a series of signs, will take you into redwood canyons, through hardwood forests, and into open meadow vistas, before looping back to the starting trailhead; it takes about 26 minutes to complete. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Four Bridges’ narrative is inspired by our primal memories of the forest and the mythology that depicts it as an enchanted, mysterious place. It also explores the woods as a metaphor for our common journey and what it means to carry the burden and promises of a shared humanity. 

Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95071
Hiking trails
Park hours: 8am–7pm