Last time we checked in with Peter Jellitsch, the Austrian artist was using modern alchemy (aka a radio-wave-measuring device) to turn Wi-Fi’s invisible peak-and-valley signals into physical objects. Now he’s gone 2D, creating a series of diagrams that depict Wi-Fi bandwidth.
The prints are massive; Jellitsch collected data in Paris and Vienna, and then produced the black-and-white ranges using pencil, crayon and acrylic on paper.
They look simultaneously inspired by nature and like some kind of vintage virtual reality backdrop, with a bit of Unknown Pleasures mixed in for good measure.
I wouldn’t think twice about hanging one on my wall.
It’s still tough to comprehend that what we’re seeing here is Wi-Fi — but the abstracted landscapes are part of the work’s appeal. Can you imagine if we could see them floating around IRL? [@The_O_C_R]