The Voice of Map

Record Player, Speaker, Satellite Dish, Amplifier, Micro-engraving on Blank Vinyl Records (9 pieces), dimensions variable, 2018

The Voice of Map is inspired by NASA’s The Voyager Golden Record launched in 1977. Chiu engraves 11 maps of Taiwan from different periods onto vinyl records by hand, seeking to turn the patterns on the maps into melodies and to express a sense of vital energy through preserving the sounds of the world. The artwork also explores different possibilities by inter-transmitting and transforming various signals.