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Presentation “Admiraal van delfshaven the 1st” & Interactive Session

Presentation ‘Admiraal van Delfshaven the 1st’ & Interactive Session
Date: July 3
Het Glazen Huis, 3 – 5 PM
Performance start: 3 PM (duration 30min)
Interactive session: 4-5 PM
An additional antenna costume ‘Admiraal van delfshaven the 1st’ will be installed and presented in the Glass House. It’s the most recent piece in the series of Magnetoceptia’s wearable antenna’s, developed in April 2016 in The Netherlands. The piece is developed in and constructed from materials of the Rotterdam Port and bases its principles around maritime techniques.
Admiraal van Delfshaven the 1st’ is a wearable Antenna receiver which picks up different invisible phenomenas from its surroundings
and makes them audible through electronic sound.
The shipmast-inspired construction is entirely built from materials found in Rotterdam Harbour.
The un-/foldable wooden beams serve as platforms for a selection of receivers which have different configurations to convert electromagnetic fields and wind energy into sound. The picked up signals vary in the range of maritime and aviation communication frequency bands as well as urban- and naturally generated signals of the environment.
The signals of the specific location, modulated by the wearer through operating different mechanisms of the costume,
each time result in a unique composition.
‘Admiraal van Delfshaven the 1st’ is part of the series of costumes developed in The Netherlands for Magnetoceptia, a collaborative project by Patrizia Ruthensteiner and Dewi de Vree.
During this day the artists Patrizia Ruthensteiner and Dewi de Vree will be present at the exhibition to explain about their work. In this interactive session the audience can try out the antenna costumes that are exhibited themselves and experience the electromagnetic fields that are present in the Glass House and its surroundings in electronic sounds.