Chop 10 is a tower of 10 identical radios, each sequentially tuned to one of the Arbitron rated Top 10 radio stations in New York City. The radios are hacked so that only one plays at a time, creating a real-time sequential scan through the commercial radio market. The scanning time slowly evolves from long stops on each station (similar to the ubiquitous "scan" feature on car radios) to increasingly slim and absurdly short intervals. Real, identifiable edits transmute into abstract texture and noise as Chop 10 deconstructs the radio dial in a never-ending loop. Chop 10 was first exhibited at Airborne II: Transmission, a show co-curated by the New Museum and Free103point9 in 2005. Chop 10 was also shown at the Bushwick Art Project’s BAPLab in 2006.

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