Radiowaves, energetic forces, continuously in motion, ever shifting and transforming, waves that are implied in our contemporary forms of electronic media, part of our all day communication. Similarly as our visual perception is carried by the waves of light, our thoughts propagated by electrical connections in our brains, electromagnetic waves are all translucent forces that consist of infinite oscillations, attracting and resisting, transmuting into actual, perceivable forms. The entropy of electromagnetism, a collection of energetic forces that goes beyond our spatiotemporal perceptions, is a source of life that animates our worldly existence. However, an unknown realm is from where this entropy departs.
Alchemy, the hermetic practice of natural philosophy and foundation of early physics, discussed about the 5th element of life, the Aether. Besides the classical elements water, earth, air and fire, this element is a form of matter that was believed to fill the universe beyond the terrestrial sphere. This substance of divinity is infused in our world, the immortal soul of all organic creatures, the driving force that animates matter with spiritual essence. A theory of the genesis of this spiritual substance derives from the dynamic interaction between celestial regions and the heavenly bodies.
“Governors of the Æther” is the poiesis and the potential of interconnectedness between planetary bodies and the substance of divinity, the Aether. Questioning its spatiotemporal and poetic qualities through live transmission, it explores the space in-between performer and listener, the Aether of radio, the air of waves, the electromagnetic entropy. In here the airtime is a territory for a cosmic and universal stage traveling through seven radios as the houses, bodies and governors of the play. Transcending the division of spacetime by charging the bodies with recordings of electromagnetism, collecting realtime electromagnetic information that shapes the entropy and translocalizing it over a multiplicity of spaces, the spaces of the listeners.
29.08.2020 OUTSIDEININSIDEOUTINSIDEOUTOUTSDEIN - Torhaus Wehlen, Wehlen (DE) (performance)
10.07.2020 Cashmere Radio, Berlin (DE) | (live broadcast)
Custom Software, Modified and Infused Radio's, Herbs, Modular Synth, Audio Interface, Speakers (4), Computer
Sound processing in Max/MSP