Damian Stewart

interdisciplinary creative engineer

electromagnetic sensors, software, loudspeakers
Waves to Waves to Waves visualises and sonifies ambient electromagnetic energy.

Human-generated electromagnetic waves are traveling over, around and through us all the time. Wifi, cellphones, radio, and television broadcast all create electromagnetic fields that are 'loud' compared to the natural background, but imperceptible to the human senses. This invisible world is alive with activity that directly reflects our growing relationship to and dependence on, technology.

With specialized devices sensitive to changes in electromagnetic fields, detected changes are converted into electrical signals and a unique landscape of sound and structure is slowly uncovered. Snarling wires pulsate and grow in wild masses, cellular-like forms explode as bit torrents download files, and subtle reeds dance and dangle as cellular phone signals cross the room.


2.09: Vida 11.0, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
1.08: Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Spain


Damian Stewart
Chris Sugrue
Servando Barreiro
Carla Capeto
Mariana Caranza
María José Alós Esperón
Sergio Manuel Galán Nieto

Thanks to!

Daniel Canogar
Fabi and the Matadero Crew
Medialab Prado
Hans-Christoph Steiner
Francisco López
La Casa De Velázquez

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