In the work Connecting, Victoria Skogsberg recreates a popular ‘psi’ experiment that tests the possibility of receiving messages from the subconscious. In the ‘real’ experiment the ‘receiver’ is situated in a sound proof room, seated on a comfortable reclining chair wearing headphones and large black glasses. White noise is played continually through the headphones and the glasses, equipped with stroboscopic lights, are programmed to emit red flashes into the eyes which allow the body to relax. Skogsberg’s re-creation contains similar props to the real experiment but takes place in what seems like a domestic environment excluding the apparatus and technical equipment we would assume to belong in such a place. Her image suggests that with the right state of mind and a few simple tools it may be possible for anyone to connect to a higher realm.


Yokomono consists of 10 small car-shaped record players, a corresponding set of FM radios and two mixing desks. The cars, known as “vinyl killers,” have been customised with wireless FM transmitters. As they spin around the vinyl, they transmit their signal to the FM radios tuned to a special Yokomono frequency. This transmission is then mixed, edited and manipulated in real-time by members of the Staalplaat Soundsystem.


Further sound installations by Staalplat Soundsystem.