Morse code transmission- 5 wpm- Blyth Battery
Friday 9th March 2018 - 18:00hrs - 18:28hrs
Development piece: The work begins to explore the transmission of binary data and its ability communicate a more emotive value. Where previous work has considered the relationship between the physical and natural world, this piece refers to the idea of the 'Technological sublime'. It consists of two 4:04 minute transmissions of morse code reflected in the curved gun emplacements at Blyth battery. The text contained in the transmissions is taken from the poem 'The Pillar of Cloud' written by John Henry Newman in 1833. The words are well known as the hymn 'Lead Kindly light'.