Celestial Modulator (2011)

by 1077680

The Celestial Modulator questions time and space. Radio signals, from the point of broadcast, travel at the speed of light away from earth. Are these signals in our past? No, they exist in the present, light-years away in the outer depths of space. This piece allows you to listen to old radio signals....there are some side effects however. Strange signals and unknown transmissions of unknown origin are picked up as well. Put on the headphones and tune in.

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Blown Glass, Audio Signal, LED Light, Vintage Headphones, Found Objects - 24” x 6 ½” x 6 ½” 2010

Complex audio signal: old time radio shows; numbers stations recordings; dual square wave oscillator - see the knobs? They Work! All this gets mixed into one signal and out put to the headphones while the signal modulates an LED inside the Dream Artifact to the audio.

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Artist Statement

This body of work tells the story of a dream, and how it crosses over to the physical reality in the cocoon vessel. The cocoon is the vessel and the Dream Artifact is what’s inside, this is the x-factor or the supernatural property of each work. This x-factor can be modulating and amplifying the memory of a log into an audible signal of the wind blowing through the leaves or receiving, from the depths of space, radio broadcasts from the nineteen-forties and beyond. Where do dreams and hope come from? What would the physical manifestation of one look like? Who would like to get their hands on this? Who has tried to suppress it? A dream is unique, beautiful and fragile, and must be protected.

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