Martin Reiche: KHz

Finished installation

installation / 2015 / Artist Martin Reiche (1988, Germany)

In his installation for MAAJAAM, artist and researcher Martin Reiche seeks to investigate the electromagnetic commons in Southern Estonia and the neighboring countries with a series of experimental antenna sculptures built on-site. The findings of these investigations will be exhibited through logbooks, maps, videos and the antenna sculptures themselves.

During the process of the residency, antennas are designed and built, extensive research on the high frequency range of the surrounding territory is conducted and the findings are reproduced in a logbook which will be made public in a performance during the exhibition.

The work “KHz” reflects on the aesthetics of invisible communication infrastructure and asks questions about the politics behind the commons that this technology creates while emphasizing the current and historical role of automated senders (such as radio beacons) in this invisible spectrum.

Martin Reiche is a media artist and independent researcher living and working in Berlin with interest in space, digitization, digital anthropology, power relations and minimal aesthetics.

Installation views

Research process


Artist visited Tõravere Observatory which is situated in a small science-oriented village nearby. Viljo Allik was showing off their radio equipment and satellite technologies.