Last week we took a break from work to run over to SFMOMA to see the Jay DeFeo and Jasper Johns shows before they closed. They were both excellent, of course, and seeing The Rose in person was such a powerful experience.
While there, we stumbled upon Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Frequency and Volume, Relational Architecture 9, an installation which uses the viewers' bodies as conductors of radio frequencies. The artist developed the piece in response to the Mexican government's shutting down of unregulated radio stations in certain indigenous communities in Mexico. A very interesting intersection of art, technology, and political subversion. Check it out.