Exhibition project at Laboratori, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona (15 oct 2011, 3 mar 2012)
Opening 14 october, 2011 at 7.00 p.m. | Laboratory
Trevor Paglen, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Thomas Ashcraft, Timo Arnall, Anthony DeVincenzi, Joyce Hinterding, Semiconductor, Job Ramos, Clara Boj and Diego Díaz, Matthew Biederman, Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits (RIXC), Irdial Records, Guifi.net, Plataforma Cero LABoral and Luthiers Drapaires.
Invisible Fields explores how our understanding of our world and our cosmos has been transformed by the study of radio waves. With the invention of telecommunication technology at the end of the 19th century, the radio spectrum became a tool for rethinking the world we live in.
Radio collapsed geographical distance, crossed borders and cultures, became a powerful catalyst for commerce and enabled scientists to study the cosmos in entirely new ways. Yet whilst the radio spectrum is the invisible infrastructure that enables the technologies of information and communication, most people are unaware of the way it works, how it is managed, and how it is has shaped our understanding of our lived environment.
Invisible Fields aims to shine a light on this enigmatic landscape. The exhibition differs from past explorations of these topics, in that it is conceived as an interdisciplinary blend of social-cultural analysis, science communication, and artistic practice.
José Luis de Vicente, Honor Harger (Lighthouse, UK)
Activity related to the exhibition
|SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS | LET’S MAKE ANTENNAS – Laboratory – 19 october – 21 december, 2011 | 10 and 11.30 a.m.|
|SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS | RADIO TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS – Laboratory – 19 october – 21 december, 2011 | 10 and 11.30 a.m.|
Arts Santa Mònica – Department of Culture
Arts Santa Mònica and Lighthouse
|In conjunction with:
British Council, Bureau du Québec à Barcelone / Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and Bòlit. Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona
José Luis de Vicente
Arts Santa Mònica