by Michelle-Marie Letelier
PCB, saltpetre, travertine marble
Variable dimensions, 15 x 20 cm each PCB, 5 pieces
Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende public collection
A leak is a way for a fluid to escape. It is usually unintended and therefore undesired. A media leak occurs when a party’s confidential information is released to the public. A powerful tool to release censored information to the masses and harm certain organisms, simultaneously.
Scaled at four times their original size, each one of these five FM radio transmitter circuits—originally created to both spying conversations and transmitting pirate radios—are leaked using electrolysis with diluted saltpetre. The result is a narrative disclosure of source code made and damaged by a chemical orchestration of mineral resources.
Exhibited at Next Visit #13, Berlin, Germany and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
|abstract, analogous, city, conceptual, etching, political, research, series, stone