Transmissions at Sea

Wheel Room

The installation channels recordings of mysterious maritime radio transmissions through a cassette walkman, which in turn cause visual distortion on a monitor showing a sonar screen. The audio signal is mediated through live manipulations and effects, creating a synaesthetic intercourse between analogue and digital, reality and fantasy. In its combination of authentic but bizarre signals at sea, the work conjures up imaginary voyages through uncharted zones, unintercepted by conventional logic.


Project Siege Mentality
Artists Jade Boyd
Year 2012