Artist: Nourathar Studio
Authors: Caen Botto & Marta Rupérez
Medium: Augmented reality. Mixed media; 1960's radio, glass, perspex; screen, Raspberry Pi, electronics.
Dimensions: 30.6 (h) x 42 (w) x 26 (d) cm
Loop duration: 1'07"
Edition: unique within a series of 5
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Muted Wavescape presents a moving landscape of silent, visible sound-waves held within a vintage radio. The artwork's various layers of reflection offer an intriguing optical puzzle as well as an invitation to explore multi-dimensional composition.
The time dimension is also included through the rhythmic sense of the animated composition, together with the evocation of traveling back to a time when the voice of the radio was at the centre of the living room. The spectral presence of a skull summons the passage of the ephemeral, as a phantasmagoric apparition from the past.
On one hand, the piece is a tribute to the obsolete technology it uses; on the other, it draws attention to the contrast between old and new media.