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Human Chain Acting as a Radio Antenna

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.

In collaboration with Kjersti Sundland
Performer Liv Basberg

"A build up of static electricity
The nearby objects
Intermittently discharges into the atmosphere
Microscopic bolts of lightning
Thousands of 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"