Radio Free Clear Light
We are a core group of three artists and writers, Lydia Harari, Etanna Zak and Juan Carlos Mendizabal (aka Radio Free Clear Light). As the creators of Fourth Way Comics we have contributed to each comic that we offer. We work in several parallel disciplines; electronic music, texts, graphics and video and allow each of them to affect the others in unpredictable ways.
We allow for musical ideas to transform our writing, and take elements of form that we discover in the writing and apply those to video. In this way, instead of the different disciplines serving as distractions or contradictions, they augment the others and prevent any approach from getting stale.
Inspired by the ideas of John Cage, we frequently work with randomness and isomorphism. We are driven by the impulse to blend visual, audio and textual elements in search of a truly subversive experience. We push ourselves to be process driven, often creating rules and adhering to them without attempting to further control the final outcome. By working in this way, we push ourselves creatively and focus exclusively on the process of creation.
We approach our texts and comics specifically as forms of music that also have a layer of meaning attached to them. Many times the meaning springs forth freely from the work with pure textual form. In this way, instead of expressing something that is already established intellectually, the writing becomes a process of constant discovery.