Using Wi-Fi signals, artist makes the invisible visible

Using Wi-Fi signals, artist makes the invisible visible

For most people, the strength of a Wi-Fi signal is nothing more than a number — an isolated, and entirely utilitarian metric. But for Austrian artist and architect Peter Jellitsch , this data point is part of a larger set of invisible forces silently enveloping us. It’s this invisible, “fragmented space” that Jellitsch strove to capture in his latest work, ” Bleecker Street Documents .” Named after an apartment where the artist stayed during a 45-day residence in New York last year, the installation is equal parts sculpture, diary, and data visualization. Every day during his stay, Jellitsch would measure and record the strength of the wireless signal in his apartment, charting each data point in chronological order across a flat white..

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