Amateur Radio

 Amateur radio in the Aerocene Room at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Here I am standing next to my Super MP1C multiband antenna.

Amateur radio in the Aerocene Room at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Here I am standing next to my Super MP1C multiband antenna.

Amateur radio is the study and love of the radio spectrum and all that it contains. Since February 2017 I have been a licensed radio amateur (M6IOR) and have begun collaborating with other amateurs, enthusiasts, artists and researchers on the politics and aesthetics of the radio spectrum.

  Radio frequency interference. Source: radiojove.org/SUG/RFI/RFI.html

Radio frequency interference. Source: radiojove.org/SUG/RFI/RFI.html

Electromagnetic Experiments in sound and image

There is a small lake in North Finland, isolated, approximately 100km inside the Arctic Circle and 1km from Sodankylä Meteorological Station. Imperceptibly, the lake’s taut surface oscillates, agitated and energetic. Waves of different media — water, visible light and radio — dance, scatter and diffuse.

The hum and rush of an Anthropocene epoch borne on radio waves surrounds and engulfs us. We excite and are excited by its sinusoidal currents. We pass through its infra and ultra oscillatory structures, both accepting and wary of the operations they conduct beyond our immediate awareness...
— Lore of the Radio Fossil by Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann

The full text of Lore of the Radio Fossil is published here on Temporary Art Review.

 A hand-made AM radio receiver that I use with my third year undergraduate students at Royal Holloway in an activity on direction-finding and listening to the electromagnetic commons of the University Campus.

A hand-made AM radio receiver that I use with my third year undergraduate students at Royal Holloway in an activity on direction-finding and listening to the electromagnetic commons of the University Campus.