Wave Farm (in residence)
August 29 – December 16, 2018
Remis Sculpture Court / Medford Campus
Library, Weems Atrium / SMFA at Tufts
TuftsPUBLIC is a new program of yearlong temporary public art projects
designed for spaces outside the Galleries. TuftsPUBLIC 2018–2019 features
the organization Wave Farm, in residence, through artist installations and
a short-wave radio station for the SMFA. Executive Director Galen Joseph-Hunter
brings two projects from Wave Farm's 20-year history of presenting artworks
that engage the electromagnetic spectrum. On the Medford campus,
Heidi Neilson presents Satellite Pipes, an audio-spatial model of
satellites in earth's orbit and Go GOES Radiotelescope. At the SMFA at Tufts,
Jeff Thompson's Every Radio Station makes the FM spectrum physical through an
installation of 95 hand-built FM radios along the Weems Atrium central staircase.
In the library at the SMFA at Tufts, Wave Farm will launch an SMFA at Tufts Radio Station.
The AM station will host experimental sound works, as well as interviews with visiting
artists and programming from faculty and classes, and also broadcast Wave Farm's
creative community station WGXC 90.7.