Lighthouse Goes Global – Exhibition in Spain now open
22 November 2011
Invisible Fields is one of two exhibitions Lighthouse have produced around the world this month, and is our first show in Spain. This major international show explores the radio spectrum and its effects on our everyday lives. We’re excited to report about the successful launch of the exhibition. By Ikechukwu Onodugo, Communications Intern & Honor Harger, Director
Invisible Fields: Geographies of Radio Waves is a collaboration between Lighthouse and Arts Santa Monica and is on show in Barcelona now.
It features some of the biggest names in contemporary media art, including Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Joyce Hinterding and Trevor Paglen, includes new commissions by Brighton’s own Semiconductor and Spanish artist Job Ramos, and exhibited alongside the artwork are examples of science communication, architecture and digital design by the likes of Timo Arnall (Berg) and Anthony DeVincenzi (MIT Media Lab).
For those of you who can’t get along to see the show in person in Barcelona, take a look at this video released by host venue Arts Santa Monica:
In this video, Jose Luis De Vicente – the co-curator of the exhibition, together with Lighthouse Director, Honor Harger – explains that the exhibition is not only a scientific exploration of the spectrum, but also an artistic, social, cultural and political analysis. The way these three points converge illustrates the true significance of the impact of radio waves on our everyday lives. As Jose Luis says:
“…In some ways Invisible Fields attempts to look at the most basic structural architecture that we have created for information and communication which is the radio spectrum… …We would feel really happy if the visitors take with them a different way or contemplating what happens when they try to send a text and it doesn’t go through or understand what’s happening when they view their position in a GPS map…”
The exhibition takes place from the 15th October 2011 – 4th of March 2012 at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona Spain. Take a look at our webpage for more information: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
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