Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
Early electric radio and turntables with their recognizable aesthetics are like totemic symbols in our hyper-mediated present. But they also historically represent an intimate moment of listening, with some artificial light emitted through their structure. This modernist fascination is the frame in Andy Behrle’s “Radios & Camera” series, where he uses old radios and cameras as containers for an enhanced mechanism, aimed to put sound and light in a consequential relationship. Examples are: “Astrotone,” where an old turntable is “retrofitted” to play an embossed star chart; “Cathedral,” which uses a special receiver to capture natural radio frequencies specifically present during the sunset; and “Point ’n listen” with an old camera whose captured light can be literally “listened” through old headphones. This “modding” is not assembling anachronistic devices, but creating unprecedented prototypes in old symbolic capsules through light and sound.
Andy Behrle – Astrotone
Andy Behrle – Cathedral
Andy Behrle – Point ’n listen