The Exomio Fragmissions project modulates global radiophonic spaces with encoded representations of the genetic and conceptual variability of queer/trans/xeno peoples. The research explores questions of genetic determinism, individual differences, and the poetic potentials of blanketing the globe with electromagnetic representations of queer/trans/xeno people. For this first manifestation of the project I explored the digital file formats of genetic data as a form of code poetry, encoded existing research about genetic variations in transgender people into the shortwave mode FT8, and transmitted these signals from Ljubljana, Slovenia, with attempted reception in Taipei, Taiwan, at C-LAB. While not successful in that limited sense, this manifestation did succeed in transmission and the infusion of the local Hertzian space with these representations.
Presented as part of FORKING PIRAGENE in LAB KILL LAB, curated by Shu Lea Cheang, at C-LAB in Taipei, Taiwan.
As I was not able to be physically present for LAB KILL LAB, I streamed my work process daily from 9.00h-12.00h CET (16.00h-19.00h CST) from 14.-20.12.2020. These videos, along with other streaming events that were part of my project, can be found on the C-LAB YouTube channel. Note that sometimes there were definite technical issues, especially with sound and bandwidth!
The work diary for the project includes daily notes, bits of code, images, and designs for documentation posters. You can also look at the materials we collected on hackmd.
Supported by C-LAB.
Shu Lea Cheang
Dr. Tse-Yi Wang