D.I.V.I.S.I.O.N is a 4-channel audio project, designed to run continuously over a period of hours due to its continually changing permutations and combinations of audio content. It is expected that an audience may approach the installation at any time and experience either or both of the 4-minute long (maximum) "scenes" which demonstrate the techniques of time division and frequency division multiplexing.
Multiplexing is a method of sharing space on networks. It allows multiple signals to be transmitted across a single shared medium (e.g. a copper wire, an optical fiber, common air space).
Participants in D.I.V.I.S.I.O.N were asked to submit audio files evoking the space around them at a specific time (April 18 2013 1300 UTC). Submissions were received from 27 participants over 3 continents.
Using time division and frequency division multiplexing (or approximate facsimiles thereof), D.I.V.I.S.I.O.N allows these recorded "signals" to share the space of the room in the same way that multiplexers, as physical layer sites of mass convergence, allow multiple signals to share network space.
As listeners we are able to experience this multiplexed shared space, and in doing so, hear the sounds of a moment in time captured across disparate geographical locations. We are able to accept the multiplex as a hectic crossroads of audible signals, as well as hone in on intimate moments of individual experience.
D.I.V.I.S.I.O.N features contributions by:
Andrew Tuttle - Brisbane QLD, AU
Katrin Strohl - Berlin DE
Heinz Riegler - Brisbane QLD, AU
Sasha Margolis - Melbourne VIC, AU
Jesse Hill - Bergerac ,FR
Tiani Chillemi - Sydney NSW, AU
Lisa Muir - Brisbane QLD, AU
Matthew Luciano - Sydney NSW, AU
Judith Wagner - Graz, AT
Dan Condon - Brisbane QLD AU
Ben Mangan - Ballarat VIC AU
Chris Absell - Madrid, ES
Nathan Hale - London, UK
Janet Thomas - Chicago IL, US
Chris Hausler - Berlin, DE
Mat Munkel - Melbourne VIC, AU
Chris Yates - Sydney NSW, AU
Amelia Paxman - Brisbane QLD, AU
Roy Golia - Buffalo NY, US
Ryan Caught - Waterloo ON, CA
Alicia Wenman - Sydney NSW, AU
Natalie Pekin - Melbourne VIC, AU
Megan Klein - Buffalo NY, US
Nigel Cambridge - Brisbane QLD, AU
Christopher Hanney - Ronse, BE
Brad Marsellos - Bundaberg QLD, AU
Photographs by Cathleen Grado and Adam McFillin