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Publisher: Magnet River

Year: 2016, Montreuil-sous-Bois

Format: 21 x 29,7 cm

Number of pages: 210

Edition of 60 copies

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Juli Susin

«Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.»

Hedy Lamarr

 

This book is based on an existing technical guide for modifying radio frequencies by the same name. The present iteration involves an « active re-reading » of the guide, with the addition of 98 photographs by Juli Susin. The images are spliced together with diagrams and instructions for wave receivers, and hold no premeditated relationship, like radio interference from a distant place and time. Could these be anomalies arising from the transformation of biographical elements into a personal mythology? It’s as if in the irregular congealing of a photographic negative, something had been dislodged, a hidden motor set off like an unseen waterfall. The reader can make their own interpretation and is free to treat these photos, graphics and texts like anonymous archives found in the drawers of an abandoned research center. The cover features an illustration used for the actress Hedy Lamarr’s patent for her invention, « Spread spectrum by frequency hopping », the origin of today’s Wi-Fi technology.

 

 

2016, Magnet River (Montreuil-Charkov) One in-4 volume, 21 x 30 cm, 210 pages, hardback with spiral binding, gold inlay by Atelier Martial. 60 copies, xerography on 80 gram Cyclus offset, numbered and signed by the artist.