Bi-conical antenna, FM transmitter, solar cell, 12 volt battery powder-coated steel electronics
For the Thailand Biennale, the artist has produced a newly commissioned work, Lost Bandwidth (Canopy), which consists of four bi-conical antennas, each tethered to an operational FM transmitter. Located in National Parks across Krabi, Lost Bandwidth (Canopy) broadcasts the songs of extinct birds that Mitchell collected from archives that are available online. These tripodal antennas are paired with a second shorter tripod which generates power from the sunlight. One aspect of Lost Bandwidth (Canopy) can be seen as a series of physical objects each painted bright red, an adaptation of ‘international orange’, to differentiate them from their surroundings and to underline both their status as an exotic visitor and their existence on the physical plane. Another aspect is that each antenna generates an electromagnetic field across FM bandwidth and creates a radial sphere of activity — a signal —across the airwaves, demonstrating that these objects extend beyond their physical edges and produce an unseen, yet heard effect of transmitting. ภาษาไทย : คลิกที่นี่
Dane MITCHELL is a contemporary artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has participated in a number of biennials including Liverpool Biennial (2012), and will represent New Zealand at the 58th Biennale di Venezia.