Ambulant Transceivers

2008
Max Goldfarb. Vintage first-aid kits made into two-way radios
The work of Max Goldfarb intersects many disciplines. His public works projects enjoining radio transmissions and urban infrastructure reveal the convergence of communications technology with the built environment. His projects address the phenomena that arise as a result of these integrated spatial topographies. Ambulant Transceiversis an emergency communications kit including 30 handheld transceivers, two solar 9-volt battery-charging units, and a dispatch radio. Each device is housed inside a vintage first aid tin, conflating urgent field-medical attention to the body with a hypothetically dissolved network; its circulatory system in need of back-up reconnectivity.