Empty spiel IV 2013
speakers, DVB receivers, electronics

empty spiel IV from Ben Gwilliam on Vimeo.

As part of the ongoing series empty spiel (2005-present), IV continues to ruminate on the self-sounding self-made audio. Several DVB receivers are tuned to different channels in one location, then moved and installed in the gallery space. The relocation of the channels creates either noise interferance or silence as the pretuned wave lengths differs from place to place. Devoid of the image, only the audio channels are broadcast live-to-air across dozens of speakers. In activating the medium, the sounds are evident of self-scanning, seeking for a signal as space has been shifted.

Documentation from the exhibition 'android', piccadilly plaza, Manchester June-July 2013.