Screenings / Performances / etc
My new installation \'carrier\' will be premiered at Fabbrica Europa festival in Florence.
Carrier is a mechanical and auditive choreography of rotating fm radio receivers. The installation explores aspects of communication technologies as a musical instrument. The sound installation consists of 2 rotating fm radio receivers and 4 static fm transmitters broadcasting within a limited radius of a few meters. The receivers are attached to a rotating horizontal arm that is hanged on the ceiling. The transmitters are placed around the receivers in the four corners of the space. As the rod is turning the receivers constantly move between the electromagnetic fields created by the 4 transmitters, so that the signal they receive changes depending on which field they are in at any given moment. Each transmitter sends a different signal thus creating a constant shift in reception on the receivers. To visualize the connection between the transmitters and receivers all modules are equipped with a flickering light. The intensity of the light is controlled by the amplitude of the signal that is either being transmitted or received at that point in space. By comparing the light on a receiver to the lights on the transmitters, the relation between the different devices and the perceived sounds can be further investigated.