There are now more mobile connections (8.2 billions including machine-to-machine connections) than people in the world (7.5 billions). There are already more than 100 countries where the number of mobile phone subscriptions exceed their population. Mobile phones communicate by transmitting radiofrequency (RF) waves through a network of fixed antennas.
This makes the world around us filled with RF signals making it almost unavoidable to remove ourselves from this vast network of electromagnetic radiation. As for many people mobile phones become essential in everyday lives, the constant presence of electromagnetic field is unintentionally desired. Many people these days want to be connected to many different places at one time and RF waves give them opportunity to reach instantly anyone and anywhere. Face-to-face interactions are being more frequently replaced by mobile communication, making RF waves indispensable for creating human connections. The need of being constantly connected takes over and becomes an addiction creating significant disruptions in human interactions. The only way to unplug ourselves is an absolute disconnection by blocking all RF waves around us.
Sebastian Dembski is a composer, sound artist, and engineer specialising in architectural acoustics. His work consists of electroacoustic and instrumental composition, acoustics 3D models and sound installations. In music, he incorporates architectural thinking and is mainly interested in the idea of time and its possibilities of alteration, whereas his installations deal with the impact of modern technology on being-in-the-world.
Projekt dofinansowany z budżetu Województwa Wielkopolskiego.