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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Lore of the Radio Fossil

We follow a satellite image as it traverses the bounds of Earth’s surfaces, elements, atmospheres, and technogeographies.
(September 2017)
Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths
London
#archive #radio #remote-sensing

We follow a satellite image as it traverses the bounds of Earth’s surfaces, elements, atmospheres, and technogeographies. The story itself is a technique for attuning to a parallel wireless world – with the aim of witnessing a radio-active Anthropocene.

The work was produced in collaboration with Sasha Engelman (M6IOR) and first exhibited at Goldsmiths. A version was broadcast live on Radio Tonka 92.0 Den Haag FM on 05 July 2018 at 23:00 CET.

Audio for the sound installation was designed by Daniele Guerrini and Matthias Girardi (Cage Suburbia), with field recordings compiled by Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann. The ‘tuning forks’ made for the Temporary Art Review article, were produced by Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelman.

Special thanks to following people who so generously answered our questions and sent field recordings: Bill Liles (NQ6Z), Thomas Ashcraft, Jyrki Manninen (Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory), Anatol Guglielmo and Oleg Dmitrievich Zotov (Borok Geophysical Observatory), Mélanie Legru (ESA), Laura Rocchio (NASA), James Thieman (Radio Jove/NASA), Larry Dodd (K4LED), Timo Sukuvaara and Timo Ryyppo (Finnish Meteorological Institute).

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