During our third screening of Century 21 Calling, we will be taking a look at the development of satellite communications. From the shiny orbs of the 1950s to our present day SATCOM systems.
How do they work? How do they get into space? What happens when the systems break down? Why are there no more shiny orb satellites in space?
This and many more questions will put into the light of today, via the present.
Later in the evening you can join mmths on a trip through the radio spectrum, to listen to the satellite pirates in GEO Oribt and drown in the noise of the static and signals of ghost satellites.
mmths is a sound artist currently based in Rotterdam. In his practice, he often is fascinated by outer space activities. His current research deals with harvesting satellite transmissions and signal hunting as a tool for exploring live performance and composition.
In a series of screenings called “Century 21 Calling” we will have a look at archival industrial films, corporate infomercials, tv reports and historical documentary of yesterday that shaped the imagination of tomorrow and we hold it up to the light of the present.
“Century 21 Calling” is an event by the collective Save_as and hosted at Varia in Rotterdam.
Date: Saturday 20th of October 2018
Doors open: 20:00h
Start screening: 20:30h
End of the evening: 23:00h
Save as is a platform for 360° media exploration. Save as investigates in media, alternative publishing practices, and observes tensions which emanate from them. Save as is also an independent publisher of printed and non printed matter. Save as is a project by Thomas Walskaar and Léna Robin, initiated in 2017.