Assorted antennas in frequency ranges between 800 MHz – 10 GHz, aluminum trussing, rigging system, radio scanners, coaxial cable, custom-made electronics based on logarithmic amplifiers, 16 channel amplification system, custom software
Variable dimensions

Commissioned by Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, Netherlands), donaufestival (Krems, Austria) & Singuhr (Berlin, Germany)

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015)

Halle 3
Krems, Austria (2015)

Berlin, Germany (2016)

High-frequency receivers and scanners: Barney Broomer
Electronic design of logaritmic amplifiers: Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
Software development: Dominik Hildebrand
Production: Annette Wolfswerger (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Annette Margit Moisl (Krems, Austria), Markus Steffens (Berlin, Germany)


LIMEN. Ecologies of Transmission
Mario de Vega, Víctor Mazón Gardoqui, Daniela Silvestrin
Publisher: ñ
Spanish, english
135×210 mm
352 pp.
Polychlorinated biphenyl. Touche Cover white 300 g
Offset 2/1. Heaven 42 115 g

0.1 – 2.4 GHz sniffer. Circuit design based on AD8313 IC

Edited by Mario de Vega, Víctor Mazón Gardoqui and Daniela Silvestrin
Texts by David L. Alheide, Teresa Dillon, Uwe Krüger, Timothy Morton, Daniela Silvestrin


META.Tracing Unknown Knowns (In Process)
Spanish, english
135×210 mm
352 pp.
Methyl methacrylate with laser engraving
Offset 1/1 UV ink. EOS 100g
2016 –

Portable server. Circuit design based on ESP8612

Edited by Mario de Vega, Víctor Mazón Gardoqui and Daniela Silvestrin
Texts by Sandra Braman, Jaya Klara Brekke, Nicolas J. Bullot, Mario de Vega, Víctor Mazón Gardoqui Magda Havas, Nina Janich, Rebekka Kiesewetter, Selena Savic, Nishant Shah, Daniela Silvestrin

Xtensa® 32-bit LX6 Dual-core processor. 448 KByte ROM / 520 KByte SRAM 4MB SPI Flash with WSOP
16 KByte SRAM in RTC
Supply Voltage: 2.2V~3.6V
802.11 b/g/n/e/i 802.11 n (2.4 GHz), up to 150 Mbps
Compliant with Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE specification
Class-1, class-2 and class-3 transmitter without external power amplifier Enhanced power control
+10 dBm transmitting power
12-bit SAR ADC up to 18 channels
2 × 8-bit D/A converters
IEEE 802.11 standard security features, including WFA, WPA/WPA2 and WAPI Open source toolchain based on GCC
Generic low power IoT sensor hub


Mario de Vega
Publisher: ñ
135×210 mm
224 pp.
Cotton Reflective Flame Retardant Fabric RS-FR01
Offset 1/1. Stone paper 4 pts / Silkscreen. PVC 7 pts

Visual compendium / Audio CD
Text by Rosa Menkman, Mario de Vega

Barney Broomer
Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
Annette Wolfsberger
Lucas Van der Velden
Gideon Kiers
Markus Steffens
Carsten Seiffarth
Guillermo Nuñez
Daniela Silvestrin

DOLMEN investigates on the social, political and physical impact of human-made radio activity produced by telecommunications technologies.

The installation is a formal replica of a wireless telecommunication transceiver in co-relation with an electronic interface designed to demodulate human-made electromagnetic transmissions. Electromagnetic waves on frequency ranges between 1000 MHz and 10 GHz translated into sound, diffused in the exhibition space through a 16-channel audio amplification system.

The installment of the work is based on the spacial distribution, the architectonic qualities of the location, and the context where the work is exhibited. For the installment at Meinblau in Berlin, DOLMEN was amplified through 8 pairs of wireless headphones to explore the possibilities of electromagnetic feedback.

Audio documentation [ extract ]
Donau Festival. Krems, Austria