• Nika Schmitt

électro-magnétique mobile- Biennale Dak'art 2018

"Électromagnétique Mobile", a Nomadic radiostation in a van as part of the off-programme of Dak'Art 2018. We are a group of artists and curators doing radioshows, performances, concerts and interviews in situ.

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For this project Nika Schmitt displayed the work "seismic trail" which consist of a seismograph tracking the movement of the driving van while an application (phono paper)instantly translates the seismic trace into a constantly adapting sound frequency. This frequency is audible through a megaphone held out of a side-door's window. Thereby the van's movement becomes part of the acoustic sphere of the streets of Dakar's city center.

Both, the audible translation and the continuous documentation of the movement of the van is contributing to a multi-sensory cartography of its environment.