Leaks


Germany

Installation
Size: 59.1 H x 7.9 W x 2.8 in

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Art Description

Installation: Stone and Metal on Marble, Stone and Other.

2015-2018
PCB, saltpetre, travertine marble
Variable dimensions, 15 x 20 cm each PCB, 5 pieces
Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende public collection

In physical terms, a leak is a way for a fluid to escape without intention and therefore undesired. Opposed to as when a party’s confidential information is released to the public: it is an intentional and powerful tool to release censored information to the masses and harm certain organisms, in order to reveal realities and contribute to a wider (usually political) consciousness.

Scaled at four times their original size, each one of these five FM radio transmitter circuits—originally created to both spying conversations and transmitting pirate radios—are leaked using electrolysis with diluted saltpetre. The result is a narrative disclosure of source code made and damaged by a chemical orchestration of mineral resources.

Exhibited in 2015 at Next Visit#13, Berlin, Germany
Exhibited in 2018 at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

Keywords: Spying, PCB Board, Circuitry, Copper, Circuits, Saltpeter, Electrolysis, Saltpetre, Nitrate, Radio Transmitter, Salpeter, Leaks

Subjects: Technology

Styles: Conceptual

Mediums: Stone, Metal

Materials: Marble, Stone, Other

Prints: Technology Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Stone Art Prints, Metal Art Prints, Marble Art Prints, Stone Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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