Object number: 2004/42-1
A Radiating Body turns to the not-so-distant past, when the body still held mystery and medicine still had a touch of magic about it. This replica of a multi-wave oscillator machine, built by Angas Vivian Jones in 1970s Sydney, is at once a homemade therapeutic device, and a container for desire, faith and an irrepressible spirit of invention.
Miyuki Jokiranta presents and produces ABC Radio National’s documentary program, Earshot. Her work has aired on the BBC, NPR and the European Broadcasting Union. Miyuki fell in love with radio arts while curating Soundproof and has created expanded documentaries for MONA FOMA, Radio Revolten and BLEED festivals.
With thanks to Neil Wilson, laboratory manager at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and amateur radio enthusiast, Eloise Oxer, Bruno Sacco and Tony Kerselaers at Multi Wave Research for the use of their recordings.
Interested in learning more about the multi wave oscillator? Check out Multi Wave Research, Melbourne Electronics and Radio Club and the Oscillations collection set.
Oscillations is presented by Jon Tjhia and sound design is by Erin Hyde (Sig Nu Gris).