This work incorporates an emf sensor and speaker inside a hollowed out copy of Poe's complete works. When switched on the book becomes a mobile emf detector and renders audible the invisible flow of electromagnetic currents in the environment. Modeled on the archaic practice of belting books together to carry to school, work etc. the book/belt apparatus functions as a companion piece to the "terrors" of Poe's worlds, and by extension to the anxiety (of influence?) and "presence" of the past in our lives...Poe standing as a cipher for all that is dark and unknowable, an uncomfortable voice calling out to us from history...
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Works
speaker w/ 9v battery