STATION: EAQ (2014)
STATION EAQ is a site specific installation presented inside the Faubourg elevator in Quebec City. The audio installation references the broadcasting of anti-fascist short-wave communications between Madrid and Canada from 1936 to 1939, during the Spanish Civil War. The elevator travels approximately the same distance as a single short wave on the frequency used by Canadian volunteers to transmit signals between the two countries (31.65 megacycles or 9.4786 metres). As this is the height between the two floors of the building, the distance travelled provides an opportunity to replicate the temporal nature of the archival documents in the private setting of an elevator’s sound environment.
This installation was made in conjunction with Dr. Bart Vautour and presented by Manif D'Art 07, the Québec City Biennial, curated by Vicky Chainey Gagnon.