Electro_Medium

Residency and exhibition at Speedy Grandma, Bangkok.

Electro_Medium was the second of a series of three experiments in ‘sound divination’, using a purpose-built radio which traveled from Hobart, Tasmania to divine sounds from the local area. Using a crystal radio to make electromagnetic frequencies audible, Electro_Medium gives an insight into the unseen world of radio – the waves that are invisible but all around us. This residency and exhibition project used the radio box to divine sounds from sites in Bangkok, which were re-imagined in the gallery using conductive paint, copper tape and graphite as both two dimensional forms and antenna devices.

The work was activated by a sound performance using the radio signals at the opening event.

This project was assisted by Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.