Sophie Dyer is a designer, researcher and activist.

As a freelancer (medieval mercenary) she specialises in visual, open source and human rights-based investigations. She co-produces the experimental documentary unit, Concrete Flux.

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Radio Techno Fossil

Live radio show, text and reading.
(July 2018)
oneacre.online
Schimmengebied on 92.0 Den Haag FM and Witte de With
Den Haag and Rotterdam
#archive #radio #remote-sensing

At 0.2 Hz, scientists in the Finnish arctic listen for Very Low Frequencies that index industrial, military and cosmic activity. At 3 – 30 GHz the radio relays of financial traders converge and compete for lines-of-sight at the French port of Calais. At 2.4 GHz an NGO prototypes Wi-Fi kits for use in European refugee camps and by sea rescue vessels. This is a politics of radio. A parallel wireless world, modulated by intergovernmental treaties, corporate monopolies, ionospheric conditions, and the radio-active cycles of our Sun.

What began as a photograph of the Earth’s techno-geographies, is now textured by the electromagnetic conditions of the planet. An image borne of radio waves. An anti-pattern, a fossil.

Radio Techno Fossil was first broadcast live on the show Het Schimmengebied on 92.0 Den Haag FM, 5 July 2018 at 23:00 CET. The accompanying text was published on oneacre.online, and performed at Witte de With in Rotterdam on 6 July 2018.

Other broadcasts:
Goldsmiths College for the Free Seminar, July 2018
Serpentine Gallery for Radio Earth Hold, 28 October 2018
Matters of Transmission on CoLaboRadio, 28 May 2019

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Format and content developed in collaboration with Eline Benjaminsen, Sasha Engelmann and oneacre.online (Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou, Titus Knegtel and Stef Kors). Work commissioned by oneacre.online

For the text component see: This is an image bourne on radio