Connections

Artists: 
Indermühle + Indermühle:
 Aly Indermühle (Australia) / Balthasar Indermühle (Australia)

Connections visualises the transmission and reception of radio waves generated by our mobile devices. Whether it’s a phone call, a text message, an email, a push, a tag, a pin, or some other kind of Personal Message, they all have one thing in common: they connect us via invisible radio waves.

Connections listens to the signal levels on frequencies tuned to daily communications’ traffic and captures their intensity on a series of light columns. The more intense the traffic on the radio waves, the brighter the colours appear on the columns.

As time passes these coloured points, representing tiny slices of information being sent and received, slide down the sides of the columns, only to disappear and never return.

For one fleeting moment in time, we can see a representation of the sheer quantity of information that is sent and received, expressed as a beautiful side product of our connected society.

Country represented by installation: Australia