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Design of the Week | The Lost Signals Collection



Salton Sea Motel | Radio Waves

I recently had the pleasure of grabbing lunch with author of The Glacier, editor at the Berlin Quarterly, and star of The Removals Jeff Woodwhere we discussed Nicholas Rombes' project, "Lost Signals."

"The Lost Signals Collection is an archive of speculative texts, images, sounds, and moving pictures lost to history. It is interested in interrogating what might have been, and what might yet be and believes that the imagination is the most powerful human tool, and that it is now more important than ever that this tool be exercised."

Rombes is the author of The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing and The Ramones' Ramones 33, director of The Removals, and contributing editor at Filmmaker Magazine.

During lunch, Jeff told me about his Lost Signals story about the Salton Sea, as we were discussing strange places in America. The piece is called 'Bear 51' inspired by his trip out West with his wife, Claudia, and son, Cooper. In short, Jeff is given a stuffed bear from an older lady at the Bombay Beach Market (near the Salton Sea) to give to Cooper. Before leaving, she leans over the counter, presses the bear's belly and says, "Can you hear it?" Read the full story and listen to the unsettling audio clip HERE.

"The signal is exactly 51 seconds long. At 36 seconds in (32nd second of the actual signal) there is a significant wave modulation that bothers me. I don’t know why it bothers me now. But it does." —J. Wood

In the vein of ominous audio recordings, I recommend checking out our newest title: Found Audio by N.J. Campbell.

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