Jade Boyd, "Wave-Lengths Hitherto Undetected." Multimedia Installation (mushrooms, sensors, electrode, Arduino, dimmer, Spooky Tesla Spirit Radio, lamp, glass tanks, custom-made steel stands), 2018.
In Wave-Lengths Hitherto Undetected (so named after William Crookes), the changing electrical potential within the mushrooms is read by a sensor and translated into the flickering light seen here.
The sound is created by the Spooky Tesla Spirit Radio responding to changes in EM fields and light, also receiving AM transmissions.
Technical assistance was received from Ahmad Mollahassani and Nick Wishart in the making of this work.
Exhibited here at the Postgraduate Degree show, February 22nd, 2018 at Sydney College of the Arts, Australia.