Broken Arrow

Created by Koh in collaboration with Ian Verchere, Broken Arrow uses sensing hardwares to track and trace blue-tooth technologies within a particular radius of the piece. The artwork captures the signals and electronic communication found in wireless devices such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular phones, radio, and GPS, each registered signal marked by an auditory signal and a visual design. In this way, Broken Arrow makes visible these often invisible technologies and their signals. Koh’s installation reveals the often unseen ways information transmitted and shared via social devices, and reminds its viewers about the risks associated with social networks and privacy.

Client:Germaine Koh with Ian Verchere, Broken Arrow, 2009. Electronics and custom software. Image courtesy of the artists. © Germaine Koh and Ian Verchere.
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