Jessamyn Lovell and Liz Shores, LOLS, Lomas On Site Listening Station--96.9 FM
The public is invited to attend a Listening Party and Opening Reception for Lomas On-site Listening Station (LOLS), a site-specific art installation by artists Jessamyn Lovell and Elizabeth Shores on Saturday May 31, 2014 from 6-8p. Lomas On-site Listening Station (LOLS) is a site-specific radio transmission installed within an empty billboard located on Lomas Boulevard between I-25 and University Avenue in Albuquerque, NM. A compressor microphone installed within the appropriated structure of the abandoned billboard picks up ambient sounds such as the hum of traffic along the heavily travelled I-25, the wind, and the sounds of passersby. All of these sounds are broadcast in real time on an FM signal using a low-watt solar-powered FM radio transmitter and antenna installed within the billboard. The transmission can be heard on a frequency within several thousand feet of the billboard, creating a hyper-local listening station.