Saturday Afternoon Show: Kristen Roos (Audio)
Wave Farm artist-in-residence Kristen Roos, joins host Tom Roe, live in the WGXC Acra Studio to discuss his residency work and general artistic practice. The broadcast commences with a live performance of Roos's residency project "Anti-wave," which examines the silent electromagnetic transmissions that are ubiquitous today (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cell phone tower emissions, and microwave ovens). Roos receives these inaudible frequencies with devices that recognize them not as information (conversations, emails, streaming), but as something similar to the unwanted sounds that were heard in early radio reception (static, whistles, sferics). In receiving and translating these frequencies into audible sounds, Roos is interested in the process of dissecting the wireless devices that embody our lives, and exposing the relationships between people and the objects that inhabit their daily rituals. At Wave Farm, Roos experiments with products that have recently been developed to provide shielding from electromagnetic frequencies.