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Save the Waves
Save the Waves Jean-Pierre Aubé (2005)

The installation Save the Waves made it possible to hear the usually imperceptible movement of electromagnetic fields.

The installation Save the Waves made it possible to hear the usually imperceptible movement of electromagnetic fields.

 

Aubé had been making receivers for very low frequency waves since the summer of 2000. With the receivers, which were similar to radio receivers, Aubé was able to record the fluctuations of the magnetosphere and hear the sounds emitted by electromagnetic phenomena, such as auroras and lightning.

 

Prior to Save the Waves, Jean-Pierre Aubé travelled to three remote locations—an island in the St. Lawrence, a lake in the Lapland region of Finland, and the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland. These experiments had to be performed far from urban centres because very low frequency signals are affected by power lines. The Save the Wave project, which was initially presented at Quartier Éphémère, reversed the process used for VLF-Natural Radio in order to voice and amplify electromagnetic pollution. 

 

Avatar invited the artist to present his piece at Mois Multi 6 in 2005.

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