electronic media monitoring
Marko Peljhan (SI)
Electronic Media Monitoring

In his work, Marko Peljhan frequently employs technology from the military industrial complex. With the projects "Projekt Atol" and "Makrolab", Peljhan started to create an autarc communication and distribution system as an apocalypse tool in 1992. Peljhan's artistic work is based on modular architecture, encrypted high frequency, short-wave communication, sustainable energy and food production, networks and integration systems, publications and lectures.

The basic setup of the electronic media monitoring unit provides an all purpose scanning and electronic interception environment covering various bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is based on Makrolab, a processual work-machine that is continuously developed content wise and in its technological aspects, applying methods for the augmentation of maximum sensory awareness and sensory connection through satellite receivers, microwave links, short-wave radio and network connections. The system uses space-control data for representations of air traffic and routing.

The work shown here includes archived video and audio materials from recent projects and the World-Information.Org Exhibition in Brussels in July 2000. The video materials stem from Peljhan's work with satellite tracking and receiving. The footage includes intercepted unedited news feeds from TV stations, which often use satellite technology to send feeds to their base station for final editing. The videos have been produced in collaboration with Brian Springer. The presented audio materials stem from Peljhan's electronic media monitoring activities in the field of satellite telephony.