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Air, Condition: Portraying the Unseen Landscape of Houston’s Radio Waves

Radio waves are passing through you right now, whether you like it or not (sorry). Some are generated by distant stars; others emanate from a nearby cell phone. And, of course, there are all those pesky radio stations. It’s an unseen yet significant part of Houston’s landscape. Capturing that landscape is the goal of a new two-part exhibition by artist […]

Image Courtesy: Blaffer Art Museum

Radio waves are passing through you right now, whether you like it or not (sorry). Some are generated by distant stars; others emanate from a nearby cell phone. And, of course, there are all those pesky radio stations.

It’s an unseen yet significant part of Houston’s landscape.

Capturing that landscape is the goal of a new two-part exhibition by artist and University of Houston professor Abinadi Meza, called “Air, Condition“ (that’s not a typo; there’s a comma between those two words).

One part of the installation is sound only – that’s at the Blaffer Art Museum on the UH campus. The other is a video installation on the side of a building downtown. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty has more details.

(This story was produced in partnership with Houston Public Media’s Troy Schulze.)

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