In our idiotic resonances field work, we’re interested in developing new techniques for interacting with and exploring urban environments which make complex systems and their flows legible, including unseen transmissions in the electromagnetic field. Moving away from perceiving cities according to their optical presentation and object-oriented permanence, in this experience we traverse the built environment via the extensive field of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this study, we take the automobile vehicle as our instrument, availing us to commercially available radio technologies. This study invites us to tune our listening to only a narrow frequency band of one physical field, but points towards countless otherwise illegible aspects of urban morphology.
Dispensing with positivistic conceptions of disciplinary mastery and epistemic path-dependencies in order to create possibilities for novel modes of encounter with phenomena. Using these idiotic tools, we venture to make the ground figure, to turn noise into signal, to mediate infrastructure into the sensible. In this event, ITITITinc invites you to join a public session of their automotive field work in sonic urban exploration.
We’ll begin at Wave Pool gallery with a brief orientation, followed by a field trip caravan through Cincinnati. We’ll conclude over drinks at a location TBA.