Monday, April 09, 2012

Dancing in the Radio Towers

I wonder if artist Canadian Amanda Dawn Christie will do something like the above? (update: video seems to have vanished. Not sure why. May be music violation). It was clearly filmed at a power station. Frankly, some of the transmitters look a lot more interesting, especially when they are still on the air.

RCI Sackville Shortwave Transmitter Site in New Brunswick as seen from the Trans Canadian Highway. Tnx to Google Streetview

CBC News New Brunswick, reported on 7 Apr 2012  that a "A Moncton artist is now working against the clock to film the Radio-Canada International shortwave towers in her latest film project. Budget cuts at CBC announced last week mean the transmitters, near Sackville, New Brunswick, will soon be shut down, but it's not known exactly what will happen to the antenna towers themselves. Amanda Dawn Christie said she remembers coming and going from Moncton and the towers signifying that she was almost home. 'Whenever I would drive in, I would just be filled with this exhilaration and I don't know if it's the high voltage. Like, some people get headaches and nauseous; I would get exhilarated,' she said. ... She even created a sculpture on the marsh near the towers — a kitchen sink designed to catch radio waves — a phenomenon often reported by locals. ... Christie said she's particularly fond of the sight at dawn and dusk. 'The sky's kind of pink and blue, and the lights are on but you can still see all the towers and the wires. It's very magical,' she said."  See also Amanda Dawn Christie's website.

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