Nora Adwan
Human Chain Acting as a Radio Antenna
Performance
2017
In collaboration with Kjersti Sundland

Out-takes from the 20min performance at TagTeam Studios, Bergen Norway, September 2017

The performer acts as the antenna tuning between two broadcasts, one a spoken word broadcast and the other recordings of the Aurora Borealis as radio waves.

Performer Liv Basberg

Part of the broadcast:

"A build up of static electricity

The nearby objects

Intermittently discharges into the atmosphere

Microscopic bolts of lightning

Thousands tiny sparks

Strongest on long, thin, dry, objects,

Such as grass or frizzy hair

Bleeding off excess charge

A combination of saliva and metal fillings

Like a diode to “rectify”- or demodulate

A loose filling becomes

A small speaker amplified in my mouth cavity"