Andrey Smirnov - the LASER BUGGING.
Malevich Festival, Moscow, 25 February 2007.
The Laser Bugging performance is based on the reconstruction of Leon Theremin's "Buran" eavesdropping system, developed in 1947 for KGB, which was capable to capture and monitor acoustical vibrations of windowpanes by means of directed microwave radiation produced by radio-location system. The same principle realized by means cheap laser technology results in opportunity to monitor normally inaudible vibrations in all kinds of reflecting media: membranes, liquids, solid objects, listen the sound of water surface, bubbles, foil, plastic bags etc. It's a sound/light alchemy, a play with materials and chemical processes.