July 2016

ELF: A Multimedia Performance

ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) is the product of collaboration between artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens and writer Ander Monson. This video work revisits the ELF Project, a US Navy project consisting of two transmitters located in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The transmitters sent one-way coded messages to nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines and attack submarines submerged in deep waters around the world. Installed largely against the local population’s wishes, health and environmental concerns, this Cold War vestige was operational between 1989 and 2004, when it was decommissioned. ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) revisits and reimagines this project, its legacy, and its site near Republic, Michigan. Hosted by Makeshift, ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) will be featured in a live performance of ELFsong, an electroacoustic composition by Ashlee Busch for piano, violin and stereo playback.”