Telegraph

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         LAND LINE TELEGRAPH

     !-----KEY-----!
     !             !
     !          BATTERY 1
  SOUNDER       BATTERY 2
     !             !
     !-------------!

ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM OF A WIRELESS SPARK TRANSMITER WITH “HOMEMADE” BUZZER:

 
                                          BUZZER
                                     (Generates Sparks
                                       & Radio Waves)

     !--->----->---->---->---->-------@  Sparking contact on top. (A Nail)
     !                              ~~ \~~   {~SPARKS~}
     !                                   \
     !                                     \    Moveable contact held up by 
     !                                       \    its own springiness and  
     !                                         \  Pulled down by the coil.
     !                                    !------ 
    KEY                                   !
    (Completes or breaks       Coil of 100-200 turns of
     the electric circuit)      INSULATED Wire Wrapped 
     !                           around an IRON nail
     !                                       !
     !---<----<---- BATTERY ---<----<-----<--!
            (Supplies the voltage)

This is one of the first ways of communicating. Moving from having a line to wireless waves that can be received by an AM radio across distances. 
We are interested in getting down to the basics of communicating and the process of transmitting to unknown sources. Once morse code was really important 
but has fallen put of use with the invention of satellites. 

When you think about morse code it connotes to the sea and this idea of transmitting signals across vast spaces which seem empty and uninhabitable. We like this idea that dots and dashes are one of the closest forms of human contact that you can find in the middle of an ocean. Our work seems to follow a theme of distances especially across territories that are alien to us and often intangible such as the sea and the sky, or universe. communication and water has become interesting as it binds our concerns together for example old tales of boats navigating home using the stars and the attempt to make distances smaller using contact via morse code and other forms of communication.

It's impersonal, not a voice, just letters or dots and dashes
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