Zoë Irvine

Zoë Irvine is a sound artist who lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work ranges from carefully crafted individual pieces for gallery spaces to the creation of platforms, inviting others to participate. DIAL-A-DIVA harks back to the period of the theatrophone, a broadcasting medium from the 1880s to 1920s. It connected opera houses and theatres to audiences using the telephone network. This pre-dates radio as the world’s first broadcasting medium. DIAL-A-DIVA also connects an audience and performers by telephone, but uses today’s telecommunications networks to span the globe. DIAL-A-DIVA was presented as part of the Stavanger2008 European Cultural Capital celebrations.