Research, Curatorial Practice and Writing
Discover ‘The Invisible Landscapes’
Workshops on mobile phone use in Malmö
“Discover ‘The Invisible Landscapes’” was a series of workshops organized by the Japanese artist Noriyuki Fujimura in collaboration with Miya Yoshida. They were held in Malmö on August 23, 24 and August 30, 31, 2003 at the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art and Malmö Konstmuseum.
Every day, we make and receive many calls on our mobile phones. How much do we really know about the wireless operation system of mobile phones ?
The workshops were the first stage of “The Invisible Landscapes” and were designed to understand how the mobile phone actually functions. Over four weekend, the artist and participants sought the locations of mobile phone masts and antennas in the different parts of the city center in Malmö, by physically moving from one antenna to the next and tracing the radiation routes and rates of the mobile phone to make one phone call. The physical movement in urban space gave the workshop participants the different access to understand so-called a wireless operating system of the mobile phone.