Saturday, 15 February 2020

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, '10 minute transmission' 2003 a structure of metal, plastic, nylon, radio transmitter aerials, and microphone created beautiful shadows in the Tate Modern.

'The title of this work, Ten Minute Transmission refers to the period of time when the International Space Station (ISS) can be contacted via radio as it flies past. The ISS orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, but passes close enough to the antenna just twice a day. Usually the radio only picks up sounds of encrypted data packets sent back to Earth from the station. Two-way voice communication with the astronauts is now rare and needs to be requested in advance.' Tate Modern Label

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