Bastiaan Arler - My Name is Gilgamesh

Lifelines of the Electric Collective IV – Map
Hand-pulled silkscreen print on archival paper, B/W photograph, stickers. Edition of 25.

I have combined three distinct limits that define communication into a map of the extents of the electric collective. The US Radio Frequency Spectrum has been split into seven columns that fix the allocations for radio astronomy, satellite, aeronautical and maritime, broadcasting, mobile and amateur communications, showing the full set of limits of wireless systems. Seven diagrams of Network Topologies point to hierarchy and process in human relations and show that there are only seven ways to be one. The line diagrams are offset by a picture of electrical conduits that branch throughout the studio in a physical manifestation of the superstructure in which we live. Every photograph is unique.