08.10.2022 - 31.12.2022
Architecture, Media arts, Fine Arts, Garden | Nature | Ecology, Heritage, Multidisciplinary
Project PartnerLaura Mannelli
ArtistsCollaborations - Ghost station 1 : Antenna Gods by Dinah Bird and Jean Philippe Renoult // Ghost Station 2 : Albert Hames House stream by Spektrum // Ghost Station 3 and 4 : Mad Trix and surprise collaboration
Have you heard about the mysterious CDLR-76 zone in Rumelange? The CDLR-76 zone is the scene of strange sound manifestations at an outdoor site. It reminds us of a phenomenon that has been much talked about and is still unexplained: the enigmatic Russian radio UBV-76. A mysterious radio that emits sound signals from an unknown transmitter. It transmits a humming sound about 25 times a minute, all day long, telephone conversations, Morse code, counting from 1 to 9 in a female voice and snippets from 'Swan Lake'. There are many theories about its origin and role, but none of them have been proven to date. A similar phenomenon has been observed at a former mining site in the commune of Rumelange. It is now known as the CDLR-76 zone. C D L R stands for Cedric, Damiano, Laura and Ruth, who were the first to observe the phenomenon during a walk. The number 76 as a reference to the Russian radio. At this site you don't perceive anything particular. However, without expecting it, you find yourself immersed in swirling sounds. You hear what sounds like station changes on a badly tuned radio. You hear conversations, yet there is no one there. The mystery remains. For anyone interested in the area, there is a dedicated website that records its activity. If you have any information about this mystery, please come forward.
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Trained as an architect, Laura Mannelli is a Luxembourgish artist and director who divides her life between Paris, Luxembourg and the networks. She likes to explore the digital world by developing a experience at the crossroads of visual arts, virtual realities, video games and architecture. Co-founder of the Atopic Festival, one of the first European festivals dedicated to virtual reality and machinimas, she has also exhibited at the TriBeCa film festival in New York and at the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, among others. Nominated and awarded, her works, at the heart of digital creation processes, encourage a multidisciplinary and collective approach to creation.
MAD TRIX is a collective of artists from different backgrounds based in Differdange, where they carry out each stage of their projects, from conception to completion. Enjoying challenges in the field of new media, the collective functions as a training workshop and follows an approach based on playful experimentation, curiosity and collaboration. Installations such as Neu.Bau, a 360° video projection project, the urban interactive sound garden Trialogue or Soundcolors, an inclusive, playful and revisited instrument - have given them experience in the world of new media art. Mad Trix is also open to collaborations with larger partner structures in order to bring their projects to life.