John Wild

Invisible Geographies

Bawdesy: A Hauntology of Technical Objects

14:00 - 22:30

Sunday 22nd April 2018

The Loft, McGintys, 15 Northgate St, Ipswich IP1 3BY

At NOISE=NOISE :: N-RESPONSE John Wild will perform a live mix of field recordings of radar and other electromagnetic transmissions recorded around Bawdesy and on a boat trip up the River Alde, Suffolk.

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They communicate with ghosts to give birth to an already dead future

They communicate with ghosts to give birth to an already dead future”, is a sound composition constructed from Electro Magnetic field recordings carried out by John Wild within the Museum of London’s Osteology Store, at the site of Smithfield Market, and on drifts through the changing landscape of London.

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The Network

As part of the mediating environments exhibition, John Wild will be transforming the gallery space into a dysfunctional network of devices, creating an invisible geography of wireless communications, as devices try and fail to establish contact, calling out to each other through unanswered electromagnetic signals.

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Robin Hood Gardens – ANTI-GENTRIFICATION GHOST DANCE’

“Robin Hood Gardens – ANTI-GENTRIFICATION GHOST DANCE’, was constructed from field recordings of electromagnetic emissions, recorded on a drift around Robin Hood Gardens as compulsory purchase orders were being enforced, slowly clearing the estate. This recording represents a brutalist record of one moment in the ongoing clearances hallucinated as an insurrectionary carnival of resistance.

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Network Noise Drift

Form May to the end of August 2013 John Wild worked with Tatiana Bazzichelli, at transmediale, on a project to map the reSource network of independent technology based art/hacker spaces in the city of Berlin. The mapping project rapidly developed a Schizoid split between a practical Cartesian rationalism and a Psychogeographic abstraction that was resolved by the development of two distinct approaches to mapping the network.

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HEXISTS / ELECTROMAGNETIC VOODOO / DATA STREAM /

The Olympics are a transitory phenomenon - a short-lived occurrence imposing castle-like structures and stretching Time over a period of three weeks with an almost infinite collection of mediatic loops. But the legacy of this transitory state is permanent on the cityscape while its mediatic and political culminations will be repeated in four years time somewhere else. The Games do not belong to any nation states. They amplify power. They boost the flux. The stadium is an ellipse of power and its body a gigantic coil. It is as if the Temple was rebuilt every four years since its last destruction in 70 AD. There is also a profound difficulty in voicing any discontent or noise around the Zone of Influence carved out by the heavily securitised Temple -  YOU COULD BE HEXED.

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