Transmission was an artist residency : an open research period at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, in Colombia into how sound art practice can work with architecture and the built environment.
You can see a video of ’“Folklorico Sound System” his intervention on El Septima in Bogota using a traditional Colombian truck below
His final work in Bogota was a social event in Parque Virgilio Barco featuring the well known Bogota band Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto performing their traditional versions of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by Joy Division and ‘Paint It Black’ by the rolling Stones
The video below, “Chas or Dave” is part of Ross’s solo show back in the UK based on his residency material along the themes of Folk music as technology and the transfer of meaning across cultures through popular music. This show installed for 3 months in the Harris Museum’s stairway space June - August 2006 also featured an intervention in nearby Preston Market playing sound recordings from Bogota on old tape decks video installations of events in Bogota and a 4 channel sound installation in the stairway space in July 2006.
You can read the residency’s archived artist blog below
Eternal thanks to Daniel & Marie from British Council and Andres Burbano and all the crew in the fine art, architecture and music departments of el Universidad de los Andes and of course Eloy, Wilhelm and the musicians of Grupo Los Currarros.