Magnetoceptia is a series of performances and installations revolving around self-constructed, wearable antennas that pick up electromagnetic fields and make them perceivable through sound. It is a collaborative project by Patrizia Ruthensteiner (AT) and Dewi de Vree (NL).
The project is an investigation of the different sonic and material properties of natural environments contrasting urban landscapes, and a visualization of different physical phenomena. During the performances the sound is generated and modulated live by the antennas, which, depending on their shape, size and dimensions pick up different radio signals. The movements of the performers determine the sound, dismantling traditional concepts of stage, musician and instrument.