sensingsite collaborator John Wild will present his latest investigation of the invisible geographies of electromagnetic communications as part of the Mediating Environments exhibition at Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast.
world beyond the confines of our body is intimately connected to our
actions – as much cultural artefact as something wild and other, ‘out
there’ – nature and techne vitally expressed through our lives and
creations. We continually feed into and are moulded by an interminable
flux of co-creative relationships and cycles, reflexive actors who fall
in and out of sync with innumerable collectives and circumstances. How
we perceive these complex ecologies and the meanings we derive from what
we do within them, frames our worldview, subtly affecting how we are
subsumed by social fields and evolutionary flows. In this time of
accelerating change and spiritual transformation can we come to terms
with our uncertain predicament? How to navigate the indescribable,
manifold environments in which we are embedded?
Matthew Bourree | Paula Deji | John Wild
Opens Thursday 3rd November 6-9pm with a live performance by John Wild at 7.30pm.
Exhibition continues until Wednesday 23 November
Catalyst Arts Gallery
5 College Court
Belfast BT1 6BS
Network :: ‘Network: is a plurality of (organic and artificial) beings,
of humans and machines who perform common actions thanks to procedures
that make possible their interconnection and interoperation’? (Berardi,
The network has become central to our experience of the
world, its tentacles reaching into every area of life. Linking together
machine to machine, people to machines and people to people through
giant invisible networks of information; a technical infrastructure of
cables that feeds an invisible infrastructure of wireless signals.
part of the mediating environments exhibition John Wild
(CODEDGEOMETRY.NET) will be transforming the gallery space into a
dysfunctional network of devices, creating an invisible geography of
wireless communications, as devices try and fail to establish contact,
calling out to each other through unanswered electromagnetic signals.
network of electromagnetic communications will be made knowable to
visitors to the show through a hand held receiver that makes the
invisible geography audible.
On the opening night John Wild will
carry out a live electromagnetic audio drift of the gallery. Making use
of electromagnetic induction coils and a broad spectrum RF receiver he
will allow himself to be guided by the intensities, textures, and
ambiances of the site’s electromagnetic transmissions, materialising the
invisible architecture of the ‘The Network’.