Program / IRRADIER. IRRADIATE
Monday to Friday: 8:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
ArtistsÆLAB (GISÈLE TRUDEL) (QC-CA), GUILLAUME ARSENEAULT (QC-CA)
This work is presented thanks to the technical and financial support of: UQAM, Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, Hexagram-UQAM, Grupmuv, Fonds québécois de recherche - Société et Culture (FRQSC).
IRRADIER. IRRADIATE is a projection that draws on invisible and inaudible electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) through which living beings wade and wander on a daily basis. The EMF visualizations are generated by live readings, using open source software (Gqrx-SDR), a wind gauge and an antenna, to render the intensification and densification of wireless communications signals in urban settings. With its huge scale, minimalist colours, and vibrating lines, this noise-to-signal scape conveys to city dwellers the immersiveness and non-consenting new forms of radiation, as pollution. Irradiated – exposed, treated, and enlightened – from and within machines, they now co-constitute bodily vibrations.
Mél Hogan, Illinois Tech, Chicago