LIGHTHOUSE EXHIBITION INVISIBLE FIELDS, BARCELONA

by Miryam Muller in


At Arts Santa Mònica, an exhibition makes apparent the invisible infrastructures that surround our everyday lives We inhabit intangible territories. The networks of invisible infrastructures which surrounds our world are extensive and growing day by day. In this context, Invisible Fields explores how the understanding of our world and our cosmos has been transformed by the study of radio waves. For a better understanding of this concept, José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger have curated the exhibition starting with the invention of telecommunication technology at the end of the 19th century, and explaining how the radio spectrum became a tool for rethinking the world we live in. A world within an enigmatic landscape where there's no geographical distance and is based on technologies of information and communication.

On this context of enigmatic topologies which has been there for more than a century, the projects presented at this exhibition simply makes visible the territories created by invisible waves. As Lucy Bullivant pointed in 2005 [1]:

"Electromagnetic space—also called Hertzian space—is physical and nonvirtual. It consists of a ghostly poetic ecology that exists just beyond our familiar perceptual limits."

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Testo alternativo Immagine Top: Semiconductor, Pel!lícula magnètica, video, 2007; Above: Guifi.net, Taller de xarxes sense fil lliures
Testo alternativo Immagine Joyce Hinterding, Espires i camps. Dibuixos induïts, sèrie 4, Drawings and audio equipment, 2010
Testo alternativo Immagine Clara Boj and Diego Diaz, Observatorio, Interactive installation, 2008

Testo alternativo Immagine Timo Arnall, Nearness, Wireless in the World, Light Painting Wifi, videos, 2009-2011
Testo alternativo Immagine Anthony DeVincenzi, Forces invisibles, interactive installation, 2010