Multi media installation, 2020
The centre of the multimedia installation forms an illuminated object that represents the materiality and proportions of a display in the German Museum of Technology Berlin. The dented transistor amplifier shown in the display had served two influential, clandestine radio stations at the end of the 70s for their illegal, improvised 'radio from below'. The product of a traditional Milan-based supplier of media electronics was was damaged during the police confiscation in 1980. Today, it lies in the museum under a Plexiglas display case, which somehow reminds of a Snow White coffin.
Part of the installation is an audio dialogue in which the museum curator Bernd Lüke reflects on the political events and coincidences that brought the object there. As in the Snow White narrative, the silenced transistor amplifier also has a temporarily suppressed vitality: The voices it once transmitted speak now from the past to a visionary future, in which minoritarian non-normative voices can be heard on the radio.
Audio dialogue with Bernd Lüke (Technical Museum Berlin), length 18 min.
Light object: coloured fibreboard, linseed oil, LED lighting system, acrylic, 55,72 x 45 x 29,2 cm,
illuminated slide laminated on acrylic, 45 x 55,72cm, powder-coated steel legs, 43 cm,
Photo: Sandy Volz.
Installation view: Bärenzwinger Berlin