Electromagnetic Landscape: In-between Signal, Noise and Environment

Daniel Cermak, Ayaka Okutsu, Stina Hasse

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Electromagnetic Landscape demonstrates in direct, tangible and immediate ways effects of the disruption of the familiar. An ubiquitous technological medium, FM radio, is turned into an alien and unfamiliar one. Audience participation, the environment, radio signals and noise create a site-specific, ragged sonic
landscape. The work exhibits intrinsic, non-trivial, emerging behaviour, cyclic or wave-like, which converges and ebbs. It varies its sonic and visual display through a dynamic interaction of light sources, fog and light sensors. The system maintains a fluxing state of ambivalence between proximity and distance, engagement
and rejection, curiosity and annoyance; it slips in and out of participants' control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art : ISEA2015
Number of pages3
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-910172-00-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventISEA2015: 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Aug 201519 Dec 2015


LocationSimon Fraser University
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  • Electromagnetic Disruption
  • FM Radio Transformation
  • Audience Participation
  • Site-Specific Sonic Landscape
  • Emergent Behaviour


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