Photos by Matteo Favero.

Installation, 2017
Playback audio: 8min loop, mini-FM transmitter, radio receiver, found objects, wool.

Insulation (Dronica, 2017) is a mixed-media installation that explores the tripartite relationship between materiality, incorporeality and evanescence. VLF radio signals local to Stoke Newington are captured and re-broadcast inside the Old Church on a narrow-range FM frequency. This process is illustrated by the placing of symbolic artefacts on the gallery floor. The curled chain suggests detainment. Conversely, the leather skipping ropes denote freedom of movement. Both objects lie on beds of processed wool – a material that can protect as well as smother – and question the role that silence plays in our everyday interactions.

Video courtesy of Lia Mice.