National Grid is a pulsing sub-bass sound installation, originally sourced from the ambient Very Low Frequency radio field radiated by electricity pylons and alternating current, but in this case sourced directly from the output cables of mains transformers. It is a hypnotic, monolithic and immersive tribute to the creativity and vision of the architects of nationwide electrification. It forms the soundtrack for a video installation, in which abstract, fragmented footage of electricity pylons and sub-stations creates an absorbing visual counterpoint to the sound.
Since its inception in 1995, Disinformation has crossed the boundaries between art, music, sound, video and pure psychological research. Its extensive body of work is characterised by informed and fascinating collusions between art and science, including a series of CD releases composed from electromagnetic signals, such as those produced by the aurora borealis, meteorites and navigation satellites.
Avanto - Helsinki Media Art Festival, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland