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LES-1, Oreganoweg, August 2020

August 26, 2020
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From August 11. to 13., 2020, Datscha Radio in Berlin broadcast three days of radio experiments, interviews, discussions, sound art presentations, space noises, and more, all as part of their annual radio art festival. The festival, Listening to the Universe — Radiophonien des Alls, included contributions from a wide range of artists. We were very […] Full details »

Signal Tide interview and audio, LACMA

May 29, 2020
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has published a sound mix, Signal Tide — Two Passes, with an accompanying interview with us about Signal Tide, by Joel Ferree of the LACMA Art + Tech Lab, as part of the LACMA@home series. From the accompanying description: Signal Tide was created by Lab grant recipients Kata […] Full details »

Colaboradio interview

March 2, 2018
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We were interviewed by Rosanna Lovell, for Colaboradio’s Berliner Runde programme (part of Pi-Radio Berlin) about Signal Tide, Minute/Year, and plenty more. Listen in full here. Full details »

Signal Tide at LACMA

September 20, 2017
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Signal Tide will be presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from September 21. to 24. — LACMA’s Unframed blog did a post about the work to accompany the presentation. Full details »

Post on Unframed

April 20, 2017
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We contributed a post to LACMA’s Unframed blog about our Art+Technology Lab research project, Signal Tide. Full details »

September sounds

September 8, 2016
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It’s been the coldest August in 25 years in Germany. Plenty of dreary grey clouds, intermittent showers, and dampness. Which, of course, makes it pretty difficult to get satellite signals, what with all that cloud and rain in the way. September, however, has brought much better weather — and, with it, easier conditions for attempting […] Full details »

On the roof

August 20, 2016
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As part of the research for a new work, we have made antennas to try to receive the signal from the LES-1 satellite. Time to test the antennas. For our first attempt, on the morning of August 19., the time-frame for intercepting signals looks like this: Rising: 05:58:17 Peak: 06:09:41 Setting: 06:21:07 So this means […] Full details »

Antenna 2: Heather

August 18, 2016
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As part of the research for a new work, we have built one antenna, and named it Peter. Our second one will be named Heather. She’s a logarithmic periodic dipole antenna — one that will get a stronger signal in a narrower field than Peter. For Heather, we needed some basic materials: a 3-meter-long wooden […] Full details »

Antenna 1: Peter

August 12, 2016
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For our new work, we are going to be building two different antennas (specifically, a bi-quad antenna and a logarithmic periodic dipole antenna). The first will receive signals at a broader range, but at a weaker signal strength. The second will receive at a narrower range, but with a stronger signal. Hopefully, we’ll be able […] Full details »


July 20, 2016
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We are trying to figure out how to get a reliable signal from the LES-1, a now-defunct satellite launched in 1965. This will be the first part of our research for a new work, which aims to create a response to the erratic signals of the LES-1. The work is supported by the Art + […] Full details »