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Graeme Miller

For 48 hours Graeme Miller’s seminal radio installation, LINKED will live again. Arguably the largest sculptural entity in the capital, it is comprised of 20 analogue radio transmitters that stretch for 3 miles along the edges of the M11 Link Road in East London marking and re-building the 500 houses demolished for the road. It opened in 2003 as a semi-permanent installation and part of the collection of the Museum of London.

The transmitters broadcast on a single frequency and with a receiver the walker is able to navigate the neighbourhoods adjacent to the motorway finding pools of sound that relate to the specific locations. Each surviving transmitter has now broadcast more than a million times where the voices of former residents describe and revive the lost spaces. Over 19 years this work about the politics and poetry of place has become increasingly about time itself and the transmitters themselves have suffered its effects making LINKED an almost secret and cult work. 

Re-LINK, the first of an annual series of such gatherings, invites the public to collect a receiver and discover the work fully restored. It is a chance for those who know the work to experience it again and for lost narratives to be heard once more. In the afternoon of Saturday 24th in the art deco hall of Leytonstone Library a Sound Table, a rolling studio dialogue will invite a changing mix of former residents, writers, artists, activists, interviewers, interviewees and passers-by to hear each other and consider the themes and shifting meanings of this public work. 

“I found myself wishing that more of Britain was covered by such transmissions, ghosts of ravaged neighbourhoods set free to speak again.”

Libby Purves, The Times 

Graeme Miller is an artist and composer based in London whose work emerged from the influential Impact Theatre Co-operative in 1978 and continued with his own stage-works that include A Girl Skipping (1990) while developing his own installation works that include Bassline (Barbican 2009), Beheld (2006 – ongoing), Track (2010 – 17) and On Air (2012-ongoing).

He currently works internationally across a range of media showing work in galleries alongside his sited and ‘civic’ work that include LINKED. He recently completed his film Wild Car that documents tracks across Europe from an improvised rail vehicle and has written a score for Forced Entertainments latest work Under Bright Light. 


Graeme Miller 

With thanks to: Artsadmin, Steve Wald, Judith Knight, Nikki Tomlinson, Nicky Napier  

Partners/funders: Arts Council England; Museum of London; London Borough of Waltham Forest; London Borough of Redbridge (and original project was also supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)  

Date and time

24–25 September 2022
10-6pm Saturday 24th September (for Radio Installation)

2pm-5pm Saturday 24th September (for Sound Table)

Noon-6pm Sunday 25th (for Radio Installation)

Please note
This is now a past event.


Leyton, Leytonstone & Wanstead
Sound Table: The Hall, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone
London E11 1HG