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MESSAGE TO 759 – the aesthetics of secrecy 16 Feb – 3 mars 2013

Konstnärsföreningen Galleri K, Västerås
http://www.konstnarsforeningen.com/

Vernissage 16/2 12-16 Konstnärsföreningen Galleri K, Slottsgatan 17, Västerås
Öppettider: Vardagar (utom måndagar): 12 – 17, Lördag/Söndag: 12 – 16

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LEGOLAND (2012) Documenta 13, Kassel

performance with various old portable spy gear, battery powered radio transmission, radio scanning and writing

Other minds pavilion – dokumenta 13, Kassel, Germany
Performance date 26 July 2012

DSCN8181a Nagra SN was used in the performance playing the artists own recordings from contemporary spy stations on the shortwave band from various activities from the recent years. Some spy station recordings were only 2 weeks old.

Sound collage with own recordings of various number and clandestine radio transmissions plays at radio transmission through common portable radios during performance:

Concrete privacy in the public space
The work Legoland uses radio as its medium, also the work focuses on various aspects of numbers and communication methods within clandestine operations such as number stations or secret intelligence services the name is taken from the nickname of MI6 building in London. The audio material for the performance has been collected from various radio receivers around Europe, North America, and Asia.


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Broadcasting secret messages into air is a peculiar activity, since it’s indeed shared in a public space. Hence everyone could in practice tune in the actual frequency and listen to it. However, there is only one kind of listener that could decrypt the message (for i.e. special number stations) due to a simple but efficient and unbreakable method using only a paper and a pen.

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The benefits of still using radio today has the advantage of the impossibility to trace the listener in contrast to the use of computers where everything has traces of IP numbers, logs and hard-drives. Radio waves are difficult to stop and in every moment of time waves are passing borders and through people. The history of these broadcasts are to be traced back to the beginning of the radio medium itself making them the first public broadcast ever transmitted. The transmissions are unregistered and hence illegal to the FCC. Even though these type of transmissions had its peak in the cold war, they can still be heard. Some has changed its behavior to digital mode (which still is made up of numbers).

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“Legoland” at Dokumenta(13) (Kassel, Germany) 26 July 2012

“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”
 André Malraux

“Once exposed, a secret loses all its power.”
 Ann AguirreGrimspace

I will perform a part of the art work “Legoland” at Dokumenta(13) (Kassel, Germany)

The performances are a part of the project: “Winning Hearts and Minds” >>> initiated by Critical Art Ensemble

26 July 12.00   (10.00 UTC) (see map below)

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Concrete privacy in the public space
The work Legoland uses radio as its medium. Also the work focuses on various aspects of numbers and communication methods within clandestine operations such as number stations or secret intelligence services.

The audio material for the performance has been collected from various radio receivers around Europe, North America, and Asia.

Broadcasting secret messages into air is a peculiar activity, since it’s indeed shared in a public space. Hence everyone could in practice tune in the actual frequency and listen to it. However, there is only one kind of listener that could decrypt the message (for i.e. special number stations) due to a simple but efficient and unbreakable method using only a paper and a pen. The benefits of still using radio today has the advantage of the impossibility to trace the listener in contrast to the use of computers where everything has traces of IP numbers, logs and hard-drives. Radio waves are difficult to stop and in every moment of time waves are passing borders and through people.

The history of these broadcasts are to be traced back to the beginning of the radio medium itself making them the first public broadcast ever transmitted. The transmissions are unregistered and hence illegal to the FCC. Even though these type of transmissions had its peak in the cold war, they can still be heard. Some has changed its behaviour to digital mode (which still is made up of numbers).

 

audio teaser:


http://d32767810.u339.surf-town.net/sound_movies/legoland/110727-122930-V2a-9240AM-ARIZONA-USA-1030-1042UTC.mp3

LEGOLAND alpha test: Fylkingen 17 February 2012

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production name: LEGOLAND

Media: Shortwave, audio and performance, misc

Branches: Hidden, Education, Expo, Distribution

alpha stage test: Fylkingen 17 February 2012 (web info) free entrance

Performance some time between 17.30-22.30 (16.30-21.30 UTC)

Welcome to listen to a preview version of the sounds from of a project based on different approaches upon material obtained from unknown intelligence communications, intelligence, and number broadcast, and more.

I will serve my own, unique and fresh recordings (from 2012) from a few spy-broadcasting services in Europe and elsewhere. Welcome to a strange world of concrete privacy! Even MI6 may attend, if you’re wondering what that unknown person is taking notes of!

If we are lucky, I will also allow the listening of some unknown radio transmitters which broadcast live during the concert!

LEGOLAND in “alpha stage” test

Fylkingen Friday, February 17, at. 20.30 (approx.)
www.fylkingen.se
Note: to allow the listening of simultaneous spy-stations, the concert will begin promptly at. 20:30 or 21:00

sneak preveiw on http://www.tomasnygren.com/

Beer is served at the bar (during pause)

– Presented at the same time:

MATS Lundell – OPENING
19:30 to 22:00

A small photographic exhibition in the foyer of photos from Pripyat, Slite, Luleå and Malmberget.

On stage:
Tomas Nygren, Joakim Gullander, Tippi The Wind and William Tottie.
And a small Soviet propaganda film.

free admission

info sheet (pdf)

Rearranged Movement on display at Handen 11 Dec 2010, Stockholm, Haninge

Rearranged Movement will on display at

Handen 11 Dec at “poseidon’s torg” and in the Haninge Konsthall (“Julsalong” exhibition)

frame for exposure will be around 12.00 – 17.00

People are always moving through spaces and levels of consciousness. In the city signs are telling You where to go and how to organize Yourself to others. We are often very well coordinated to meet the demands of the city. Both to make our movements fit economically in this environment and to keep up the feeling that we are free to make individual selections of directions in the city and life.

Movement takes time and effort and, therefore, it’s important to measure the shortest way between two places. That measurement is, however, often deformed by the shifting variables (physical or mental) for city travel.

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more about Rearranged Movement here

Rearranged Movement in St.Petersburg