Spying the Electromagnetic Workforce
Live V.L.F. receivers, automated midi controller and quadrophonic sound system
Spying the electromagnetic workforce is the domestic version of Save the Waves. This installation monitor in real time the fluctuations of the magnetic field in the exhibition space. To do so, I have been inspired by spies who uses Very Low Frequency receivers to find electrical bugs like cameras and microphone hidden behind walls.
The system is build around 2 antennas and a VLF receiver, a mixer, a microcontroller and 4 speakers. The microchip automaticly tunes a frequency, its scans wide band of radio and sound frequency. The 4 loudspeakers, inspired by vintage electronics are tuned to a specific frequency captured by the receivers.
Multiple signals influence the sounds coming from the installation, the time of day, the strength of the electrical grid, technologies present in the exhibition space or even the state of the energy produces by the sun.