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.
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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