SCATTER_RADAR2016-2017 | Audio-Visual Performance
A rare 1963 footage presenting a travelogue-like sequence throughout the largest incoherent scatter radar observatory in the world, J.R.O | 2 x satellite antenna dishes | 2 x mirror prisms | 2 x CRT displays | 3CH projection mapping | computer | various electronic devices.
SCATTER_RADAR 2.0 // Footage taken @ Center For Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, RS, 2017. Photos courtesy of Srđan Reljović.
↳High frequency radio waves penetrate the ionosphere;
↳Free electrons in the upper atmosphere respond by oscillating and scattering their energy incoherently;
↳The cross-polarized half-wavelength dipole antenna-array picks up this faint incoherent scatter;
↳The ultra-powerful 22 acre antenna probes the upper atmosphere to measure electron densities, makes observations of planets, and studies solar coronas and solar gases;
↳Analysis of this new collected data, yielding information heretofore concealed, provides the basis for calling this new technique "space research from the ground."
SCATTER_RADAR is a real-time audiovisual performance centered around the largest incoherent scatter radar observatory in the world, The Jicamarca Radio Observatory. The piece reinterprets rare 1963 industrial footage representing travelogue-like sequence throughout the mesmerizing architectural qualities of the observatory. Experimenting on the relationship between the observer’s spatial, sensory and sonic attention, through an immersive 25-minute-long, over-stimuli submersion. The performance challenges the limits of auditory and visual perception while at the same time leaving the audience with a long-lasting sensations of a disorientating, highly-charged dystopian nature.
SCATTER_RADAR 2.0 PREVIEW // Footage taken @Center For Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, RS, 2017. FIlmed by Ilija Nikotovic. Edited by Ursa Rahne.
SCATTER_RADAR Alpha version // Photo taken @ Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, MK, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
The J.R.O Observatory. Footage Taken From The National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 37826 / Local Identifier 167.85
25/10/2017 @ Punctum Art Centre // Prague, Chech Republic 20/10/2017 @ Novi Bioskop Zvezda // Belgrade, Serbia
14/10/2017 @ Kosturnica Monument // Veles, Macedonia
27/09/2017 @ K.C. LAB // Novi Sad, Serbia
25/09/2017 @ LOM:Mikrozvuk // Apollo Bridge / Bratislava, Slovakia
24/09/2017 @ S.U.B // Vienna, Austria
21/09/2017 @ Art Centre MUSZI // Budapest, Hungary
17/07/2017 @ Center for Cultural Decontamination // Begrade, Serbia
14/05/2016 @ Youth Cultural Center [MKC] // Skopje, Macedonia