As part of the Radical Networks convergence in NYC, I'll restage my work Transmit 3.x, a continually evolving work for networks, voice, and electronics. More on the work below:
Transmit 3.0 is a continually evolving multi-channel audio performance work for voice, live-processing, and existing networks that considers the complex relationship we have with communication technologies. Exploring the ways broadcasts intervene and shift the audition of the voice, this work embodies the fuzzy signal and noise channels that characterize its sound. With field recordings of shortwave radio broadcasts from the area, live audio signal from the surrounding AM/FM bands, and data transferred over WiFi, this work highlights the material impacts of transmission on the body and complicates transmission beyond information transfer. Situated within a mediated environment, this work begins to ask: what does it mean to embody a “bad” signal? How do existing networks that compete for airspace impact the ways we experience and perceive the body? And can we locate ourselves when our transmissions are dispersed beyond borders, strata, and time?
For this iteration, audience members will be invited to participate by intervening or augmenting aspects of the performance through a custom app. Building on the existing network of participants within the space, this work further extends the notion of networked systems beyond the technological, and into the corporeal.