TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
Tunnel and the Radio Sky
Tunnel and the Radio Sky is a video and sound work of speculative fiction, filmed in Brooklyn, Newfoundland, Colorado, California, and Arizona, which begins with a hole dug in a Brooklyn backyard. This hole is a tunnel, connecting desert, rocky coast, and mountains; and a portal, connecting them by atmospheric radio signals. The skies are created by typing passages from a ham radio manual info an Artificial Intelligence bot and animating the resulting images. To accompany the video, McDonald will generate sound from intercepted ham radio broadcasts, EVP recordings, and field recording in the wilderness.