While driving through Africa, Michael Sheridan and his film crew met two men crouching in the sand and listening to handheld shortwave radios. The sounds from their radios reconnected the artist with the world after days of isolation and disorientation.
This experience inspired the sound installation Culture Catcher. Shortwave radios, digital recorders and players, motion detectors, micro computers, antennae… all the equipment required to search for and broadcast multiple shortwave radio signals is hung by suction-cups on a giant transparent wall. Continue reading