Electromagnetic Voyagers | Invisible Frontiers – Hethre Contant + Brett Balogh

Participants built an FM transmitter to occupy a small portion of the invisible radio frontier, while discovering new audio territories by listening to sounds beyond the familiar AM and FM radio bands.

Hethre Contant is a historian and experimental radio artist based in Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on communities that have formed in order to explore the possibilities of the radio band of the electromagnetic spectrum. She is finishing her PhD at the University of New South Wales Art and Design (UNSWAD), and she lectures about Art History, Radio, and Walter Benjamin.

Brett Balogh is a Chicago-based artist working at the intersection of objects, sounds and spaces. He is currently an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching courses in new media, architecture, digital fabrication, radio and sound. Brett is a free103point9 transmission artist and has exhibited and performed at P.S.1 (NY), Diapason (NY), Devotion Gallery (NY); The MCA (Chicago) and The Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago) among others.