High Static, Dead Lines : Sonic Spectres & the Object Hereafter Paperback / softback
Part of the Strange Attractor Press series
A literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief. Trees rigged up to the wireless radio heavens. A fax machine used to decode the language of hurricanes.
A broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station to terrorize a city.
A failed computer factory in the desert with a slap-back echo resounding into ruin.
In High Static, Dead Lines, media historian and artist Kristen Gallerneaux weaves a literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape, and esoteric belief.
Essays and fictocritical interludes are arranged to evoke a network of ley lines for the "sonic spectre" to travel through-a hypothetical presence that manifests itself as an invisible layer of noise alongside the conventional histories of technological artifacts.
The objects and stories within span from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, touching upon military, communications, and cultural history.
A connective thread is the recurring presence of sound-audible, self-generative, and remembered-charting the contentious sonic histories of paranormal culture.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 264 pages, 24 b&w illus.; 48 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Strange Attractor Press
- Publication Date: 16/10/2018
- Category: Advertising & society
- ISBN: 9781907222665