I made this work in 2020 as my in person food performances were being shelved. Instead I built a 5G cell tower in the gallery and provided this tongue in cheek didactic for the sculpture.
“A flu pandemic is as predictable as the migratory patterns of the majestic Canadian goose. However it quickly became clear that this pandemic was man-made, distributed via 5G tower and through an astronomical scale of organization, all scientists politicians the vulnerable population and community leaders all bandied to pull an emperor‘s clothes tape gag on the trusting unwitting general population of “sheep”
Generally I think conspiracy theories are fun, but it turns out that only applies to when there isn’t any real world support.
The design of the work references our SK contribution to the Cold War defence of the US, known as the Alsask Radar Dome.
It was designed similar to the Teufelsberg lisening station in West Berlin, with espionage and communications in mind. I like to imagine the Alsask Radar Dome was built for intercepting, listening to and jamming radio signals from the Eastern Bloc.
Also during this era, the Soviet government gifted a relief sculpture of the United States eagle seal to American Ambassador Harriman as a gesture of friendship.
This device designed by Leon Theremin, inventor of the theremin (think The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations) hid a microphone that could broadcast any conversations from the ambassadors residence at 330 MHz.
These relief sculptures are a mash up of all these stories with coldwar esthetics, espiaonage, geolinear design in the forefront