Radio Drawings are extremely low-tech radios that operate without a connection to any power supply, including batteries. They are functional, site-specific radios that capture one or more broadcast signals depending on where they are installed. They are also drawings with wire that are structured by the need to obtain and refine a signal within particular architectures.
Viewers become listeners, as the unassisted radio seems to pick a quiet voice out from nothing. The drawings illustrate how we pass through the essence of all mass media, including radio waves, as we move around. While Radio drawings imitate maps and visual routes through open space, they are also conductors and mediators of frequency. These drawings are a comment on the ubiquity and penetration of mass media and they recall a 20th c. discussion of ‘intermedia’.
Radio Drawings stage a relationship between earth (ground), air (antenna), and the media discourse that is in between.