I was using six watts when you Received me by Maddie Leach & Jem Noble for SCAPE 7
A SCAPE 7 work presented in partnership with Sound Archives | Ngā Taonga Kōrero
From the wide open fields of Hagley Park, at scheduled but irregular times, radio operators from the Christchurch Amateur Radio Club attempted to contact the International Space Station as it orbited above the city. I was using six watts when you Received me had the radio call sign, ZL3ISS, and transmitted on 107.1 FM for local ‘ground-based’ audiences. Working with material held by the National Sound Archive Ngā Taonga Kōrero here in Christchurch, the project included pre-quake recordings made in buildings and spaces now lost or transformed. ISS contact sessions and local broadcasts were overlaid to produce intriguing new sonic artefacts.
Maddie Leach & Jem Noble I was using six watts when you Received me 2013. Image courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Public Art.