Radio Buncefield at Punto de Fuga

Exhibition


Brown, A (2018). Radio Buncefield at Punto de Fuga. Punto de Fuga, Paris, France
CreatorsBrown, A
Description

Adam Brown is working on the convergence of photography and experimental sound recording practices. In collaboration with the experimental photo book platform Punto de Fuga, he shared the idea of transmitting images through sound recording methods taken from the music industry. The piece deals with the codification, decomposition and transmission of the image across distance. Part of this exciting experiment consisted in diffusing this process on a web radio emission from London that could be able to transmit the sound of this images selected from a series of photo books contributed by a range of artists - in a sense remixing their images into radio broadcasts. Each 200 x 200 pixel image chosen by Adam was codified and read by a distorted computer voice during 5 6 hour performances, covering the entire length of every day’s program held in Paris. From London, a computer generated voice read out sequences of codified numbers, based on their red, green and blue components. The audio stream was broadcast on a micro-FM radio station for the 5 days of the event, so the audience could receive the data stream over analogue FM radio, in an homage to cold war espionage technologies. In the heart of Monte-en-l’air Bookstore in Paris, a FM transmitter was plugged in into a MacBook Computer to receive the web stream sound from the Internet and relay this information over a 108 FM radio frequency emitted by the web from London.

Keywordsradio; photography; digital cultures; radio art; audio; data storage
Date2018
Web address (URL)https://puntodefugaparis.com/
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Deposited22 Jun 2018
Publication dates
Print16 Mar 2018
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CC BY-NC 4.0
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