Going through some old note books and found a review I did on this piece when it was installed at the ICA. I was a sculpture student at Camberwell at the time and must have been 19yo. Funny how things blow your mind. Meta music.
Time to X
From Adam Curtis's must read blog post on surveillance,symbolic logic, ELIZA and the funny old things we do.
- BERNHARD HOPFENGÄRNTER's Machine Listening
This sound has played a huge part in my interests as a researcher. My grandmother during the war used to mask the sound of the ‘doodlebugs’ with her radio… The sound indicates their presence but the terror lies in the silence which follows as their engines cut out and the bomb drops to its target. The radio would mask the process as it was too painful to experience otherwise. The home in which my grandmother lived would always have three radios playing in separate rooms (all different channels sometimes). The association was a comfort that lasted the rest of her life.