We asked and payed a go-go dancer to dance to his favourite music on a walkman underneath a mirror ball in the bedsit to Loft pseudo-gallery environment. In the space a harshly different sound track played while visitors watched our dancer who was also wearing goggles that meant he could not see anyone watching while the audience was unable to hear what he was hearing.

The event lasted for three hours and in part was an attempt at identifying technology's ability to alter the narrative dynamic of spaces and to illustrate the very real effects it has on our lives. For example, radio signals are coursing through this space as you read. At different frequencies whole broadcast environments are there for decoding with a tuner if we want them.
We know they are there even when they are not audible and we know they originate from geographically disparate sources. The personal stereo allows the user to overlay any audio onto what she or he is experiencing through other senses at that time. The user is impaired but transported to a narrative experience not possible before this technology existed.

Similarly, while physically occupying a space the mobile phone user can be virtually almost anywhere else. And it is these kinds of experience where there is an interplay between the remote and the local that is transforming our perception of the world....