Mitchell Oliver: Dead Air

Dead Air. Photo provided by the artist.

Dead Air

Dead Air constructs performances from the distribution of local radio waves. Walking along the borders for specific frequencies, I broadcast the sounds of the immediate live environment. Receivers in the area, such as a car radios and home stereos, pick up the transmission and create a brief concert of field recording, noise, and feedback.


Mitchell Oliver is an artist who uses moving image, sound, installation, and performance to assert the value of durational and embodied experience as methods for critical existence. Raised in the Southeast US, Mitchell is currently showing work in refrigerators, film festivals, books, forests, dumpsters, museums, and deserts across North America.