A large tower of individual radios lit with blue light

Cildo Meireles Babel (detail) 2001 Photo: Tate Photography

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Cildo Meireles

Cildo Meireles, Babel  2001

Babel 2001 is a large-scale sculptural installation that takes the form of a circular tower made from hundreds of second-hand analogue radios that the artist has stacked in layers. The radios are tuned to a multitude of different stations and are adjusted to the minimum volume at which they are audible. Nevertheless, they compete with each other and create a cacophony of low, continuous sound, resulting in inaccessible information, voices or music.

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T14041: Babel
Cildo Meireles Babel 2001