Per Capita

Ground

11 - 17 May 2011

  • Opening hours: Wed-Tue, 12:00-17:00
  • Emmanuel Madan & Simon Guilbault

Ground explores possible interactions between the human body and the electromagnetic environment of a gallery space. Electromagnetic waves are a ubiquitous component of the technological environments through which we move. Because they are invisible and inaudible we are usually unaware of their presence, but radio antennas can intercept their energy and convert it into sound. Many conductors can display antenna-like properties; in the case of the Ground installation it is the human body which plays this role. By entering and moving through an otherwise silent room, the body of the gallery visitor reveals the ambient EM radiation and translates it into sound. Ground reflects on the idea that our actions are never without consequence. We exist as actors in complex and constantly evolving fields of energy. Our every gesture, our very presence, affect and are affected by these fields. 
 

11 - 17 May 2011

  • Opening hours: Wed-Tue, 12:00-17:00