I’ve posted about Jean-Pierre Aubé’s work before (Nocturne), this is equally stunning…
Electrosmog Montréal, 0.1 MHz – 144 MHz is a live generated video (made in Processing) which layers a video feed of the skyline of Montréal with a visualisation of the radio frequency spectrum. It is part of the artists Electrosmog series.
In his Electrosmog series, Jean-Pierre Aubé searches out ambient radio frequency activity in the urban landscape of Montréal, which for Aubé forms a singular territory, characterized by its density in the city and by the political and economic issues that accompany it. Equipped with a radio, an antenna, and home-made software, the artist sweeps the titular spectrum of radio frequencies. Every tenth of a second, the device takes a snapshot of its readings – a measure of electromagnetic activity on a specific frequency. This information is then paired with images of Montréal, digitally altered by these same measurements, to create a “documentary in sound” of the city’s spaces. Montréal, well-known to the artist after years of radiofrequency experiments here, is the eighth city in which Aubé has measured and visually presented this urban Electrosmog.
Above: Electrosmog S.J.s.R. installation.
Above: Electrosmog – Live performance.