The DVD 'RT-32 - Acoustic Space Lab' is a multi-media research of the VIRAC radio telescope RT-32. It covers the history of this top-secret Soviet-era military object, including precise technical data and its conversion to scientific and civilian use.
It also introduces the Acoustic.Space.Lab symposium explorations: capturing and interpreting data from acoustic recordings of surroundings, satellite scanning and radioastronomy observations.
VIRAC ex-director Edgars Bervalds expressed his delight that the antenna had been explored in so many ways, adding that, though the antenna ought to be used primarily for science, 'artists can use it to fill the vast spaces in our Universe that science cannot reach.'
Conception: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits;
video: Martins Ratniks;
The DVD was produced by RIXC in 2002. Reprints in 2004 and 2006.
Credits to: VIRAC scientists and Acoustic.Space.Lab symposium participants for audio-visual-photo-textual contributions.