EBRU KURBAK + IRENE POSCH - The Knitted Radio

Interactive installation - Turkey/Austria

The Knitted Radio is an ordinary-looking sweater that functions as FM radio transmitter, knitted out of conductive threads and wool. The work is inspired by the recent politically charged atmosphere at the Taksim Square in Istanbul. By equipping the wearer with the ability to occupy electronic space, the knitwear intends to inspire local, free communication structures. The accompanying knitting pattern, to be published in a knitting magazine, allows the reproduction of the electronic object by an alternative maker group.