solo exhibition at Lydgalleriet, Nov 10 – Dec 3, 2017
April 21 – 22, 2018
Conference and launch for artist book NOÖSPHERICS by Erin Sexton, published by Topos Bokforlag.
From the Greek, noö is mind.
In October 2017 an experiment was conducted. At the Bergen Kringkaster on Askøy Island, two participant’s brainwaves were sonified using psychotronic EEG technology. These signals were transmitted via amateur radio, bouncing off the different layers of the ionosphere, brushing up against cosmic particles, and exiting the atmosphere into space. An outdoor radio station in the Svartediket valley was set up to coordinate and record the process.
Radio noise contains the entire history of our universe. In the vacuum of space, radio waves travel infinitely at the speed of light, and are emitted along with visible light from stars throughout their life cycle. Buried under our own Earthly signals, in the static, are the radio emissions of distant, ancient stars. When our transmissions slip through the ionosphere, they radiate outwards at the speed of light, inscribing our own history into space-time.
Objects and the materials that comprise them recede away from our perception, existing on time-scales much larger than our own. Borax is the salt crystal of the element Boron, created by the impact of cosmic rays with our upper atmosphere. Memory foam was invented by NASA for space travel. Copper is warm, soft, and very conductive, supernovaed to us from across the galaxy.
We make predictions, but the results are infinitely variable, continuously expanding.
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artist talk with curator Julie Lillelien Porter
Nov 25, 2017
Øystein Ask LA7CFA
Sara Kollstrøm Heilevang
Eric Alvin Wangel
Mari Sivertsen Norddahl
Julie Lillelien Porter
Masahiro Kahata, Psychic Lab / Neurofox
Jari Perkiömäki OH6BG/OG6G,
VOACAP HF Radio Propagation Prediction and Ionospheric Communications Analysis
Canada Council for the Arts