Dead Air – 1994, 1999

Radio sound sculpture referencing the early days of electrical control as articulated by Edison’s “Spirit Catcher” as a medium for communication with the dead. As crackly radio-abetted sound appeared to be pulled from the aether, the hope that the hovering spirits of deceased loved ones could be similarly tuned in was given an electronic form. Listening to radio static, the audience is invited to communicate with the dead and in so doing make sense of the world around us.

Media: audio of radio silence, “dead air,” headphones, text, radio parts, photos

Location: The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand – 1999

Location: Rooms for the Dead V, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA – 1994