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Ground Station: Daniel Jollife and Jocelyn Robert

Ground Station

Ground Station is a new media artwork created by Canadian artists Daniel Jolliffe and Jocelyn Robert. Their work watches and responds to the movement of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites (including their current azimuth, elevation, and signal strength.)

As satellite data is received, the artwork inverts the traditional use of this information by processing and transforming it into musical notation. This unique, continuous musical composition is then played live, on an electronic Disclavier piano. This publication documents the exhibition Ground Station, curated by Liane Davison, held at the Surrey Art Gallery, February 23 to May 11, 2003.

This publication contains an introduction by Curator, Liane Davison, an essay by Finnish media theorist, Tapio Mäkelä, and a statement and biographies on artists, Jocelyn Robert and Daniel Jolliffe and an audio recording of the project Ground Station, as played by a Yamaha Disclavier Grand Piano.

SAG 2003 Liane Davison, Tapio Mäkelä, Jocelyn Robert and Daniel Jolliffe.

CD ROM and Booklet
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ISBN 0-920181-53-8