Six Square Meters of RAM, 2010.
Radar absorbent material, anodised aluminium, white acrylic, MDF.
315 x 220 x 60cm.
Placed at the entrance to the exhibition space, Six square meters of RAM isolates the gallery behind it from external wireless and social networks. Carbon foam pyramids of Radar Absorbant Material prevent electromagnetic and sound waves from entering the room, and the gallery remains a space for isolated contemplation.
This work is a visual meme for Robert Barry’s Carrier Wave works done in the 1960’s. A title plaque for one of Barry’s works in a gallery might read like so:
90 mc Carrier Wave (FM), 1968.
[FM carrier wave with silence.]
In these works Barry installs a low power radio transmitter, broadcasting a ‘silent’ transmission, which obliterates all other radio singles within the range of its influence ie the immediate area of the gallery.
The Chairs of crosses, Tadashi Kawamata, 1998
photo by wolfmars flikr
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Photo: Dr Mark Lancaster
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Paul Graham is :
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