Date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Start: 15:00h CET
End: 19:00 CET
Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)
Participation: Free (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
This workshop explores the world of electromagnetic waves and their omnipresence in our lives. By taking the visible infrastructure as a starting point, sound artist Matthias Hurtl will introduce the participants to the notion of Hertzian space and to the activities conducted within (broadcasting, telephony, aerospace, military, trading, and surveillance...) After being introduced to dedicated hardware and Software Defined Radio, together participants will acquire radio signals from different frequency bands – not only as a raw material for sound and image – but also to explore and understand the socio-political dimension of this space from a citizen perspective. By doing so, participants delve into the narratives of the invisible signals around us that illustrate the expansive, systemic, and geological attributes of the Technosphere.