Spectral Exchange is an on-going project that takes its content and structure from the non-visible electromagnetic spectrum (infrared, microwaves, and radio to one side of the visible; and ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays to the other). The investigation, use, and abuse of the non-visible spectrum is an essential component of modernity and contemporary life. Invisible energies of various wavelengths are involved in the mechanisms of mass media and mass communication, non-human sensory systems both animal and machinic, climatic and cosmic phenomena, past and potential unfoldings of evolution and extinction, paranormal phenomenon and metaphysical speculations. An interdisciplinary methodological experiment, Spectral Exchange seeks to use the electromagnetic spectrum as both a structural and thematic framework to draw out connections between disparate domains of knowledge and practice.
The first public program on 16-17 November will bring together artists, curators, cultural theorists and scientists for two days of lectures, exercises, film screenings, and discussions. This is the result of Matthew C. Wilson residency for artistic research projects.
More info: http://www.spectral.exchange/
Participants: Lars Bang Larsen, Esther Leslie (with material from Susanne Kriemann’s Library for Radioactive Afterlife), Margarida Mendes (with recordings by Nuno Da Luz), Pádraic E. Moore (with optics and electronics by Liz Wendelbo), Eduardo Navarro, Jaume Navarro, Licia Verde, Matthew C. Wilson.
A screening program curated by: Rachael Rakes.
Scientific support by: Raúl Jiménez, Gabriel Molina Terriza, Licia Verde.
Etheric interventions (remote presentations) by: Ana Teixeira Pinto + Christoph Keller, Ashkan Sepahvand.
Video (ongoing) by: Marjolijn Dijkman.
Initiated and organized by: Matthew C. Wilson.