Siren (2014)

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Siren appropriates a controversial scene featuring Hedy Lamarr from the silent 1933 film Extase and marries it to the soundtrack from George Antheil's 1924 avant-garde composition Ballet méchanique. With the climax of the footage timed to coincide with the sound of a whirling hand-crank siren, looped endlessly and played back on a streaming wireless network, the installation is affectual response to Lamarr and Antheil's landmark invention of a "Secret Communication System," widely known today as frequency hopping, the basis of wireless communication technology.