installation view - wire, nails, fm transmitter, sound loop,
12 Miles Out - Audio Excerpt, 2005
12 Miles Out
12 Miles Out is a visual and sound installation that merges analog radio technology and line drawing. Specifically referencing Radio Caroline, this work continues our exploration of offshore radio practice prevalent in the 1960's and 1970's. Pirate radio is a practice that undermines corporate media domination, and occupies the privatized space of radio bandwidth for non-commercial interests.
Installed, the drawing as antenna represents a blueprint of one in the fleet of Radio Caroline ships. The audio composition mixes live and ambient sound recordings of a voyage neuroTransmitter took out into international waters and archival material from Radio Caroline broadcasts. Multiple radios within the exhibition space are tuned to the project's transmission frequency, or viewers can bring their own radios in order to listen to the work.