Human Chain Acting as a Radio Antenna
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"
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