s8p antennas, transmission

s8p antennas, transmission (versions 1-3)
performative audiovisual essay, multichannel audio and video, approx 45 minutes


s8p antennas, transmission is a multi-channel performative essay integrating a central interpretative audiovisual component (20mn) which deals with the metaphorical interpretation of antenna principles and transmission. This piece engages a physiological response to the root subject of the project, the electromagnetic medium.

s8p originates from the Sparks series. It is a mix of documentary facts within a larger experimental genre with shifting perspectives which include interviews, autobiographical texts, animations, archival sources, metaphorical interpretations and original sound design.

Interviews with
Jeffrey Stanley (screenwriter, New York),
Velimir Abramovic (philosopher, Belgrade, Serbia)
and Andrew Michrowski (director of PACE _Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Ottawa).


Presentation venues
Expanded media, HBK Braunschweig (Germany) 1998
Elektra (Canada) 1999
V2 (Holland)
Mutek (Canada)
Tesla-Berlin (Germany)


Shot on location in New York, the Nikola Tesla Museum (Belgrade), Museum of Science and Technology (Belgrade) and Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec (Varennes, Qc).


Produced with the financial assistance of Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and The Canada Council for the Arts.

Double screen configuration.

At Expanded media, Braunschweig, Germany, 1998.

At Elektra, Usine C, 1999.