ELF (Extremely Low Frequency)
Duration: 7 min. 10 sec.
ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) is the product of collaboration with writer Ander Monson. It revisits the ELF Project, a US Navy project consisting of two transmitters located in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The transmitters sent one-way coded messages to nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines and attack submarines submerged in deep waters around the world. Installed largely against the local population’s wishes, health and environmental concerns, this Cold War vestige was operational between 1989 and 2004, when it was decommissioned. ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) revisits this project, its legacy, and its site near Republic, Michigan.
A portfolio of 16 prints in an edition of two were also produced as part of this collaboration.
This project expanded further into ELF, a multimedia performance featuring the live performance of ELFsong, an electroacoustic composition by Ashlee Busch for piano, violin and stereo playback, synchronized to the video ELF (Extremely Low Frequency).