The Name of the Machine from the Moon

May 3 – 22, 2019 (opening reception, May 3)
Listen Hear, Indianapolis, Indiana
WQRT 99.1 FM 

An installation of sound, image and time travel by Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, centering around the inventor Richard Jordan Gatling and a radio play written by literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin.

This exhibition was made possible by support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Package –

  1. Installation documentation video – contains Machine (far too low), along with 2 and 3
  2. Moon Confusion (brightest beams) – contains selections from 3
  3. Lichtenberg: A Cross-Section
  4. Ammunition of Uncertain Origin – video made inside Machine (far too low)
  5. WQRT radio interview

Lichtenberg: A Cross-Section
Radio play written in 1932-33 by Walter Benjamin

  • Translated by Lisa Harries Schumann, published in “Radio Benjamin”, Lecia Rosenthal, editor
  • Voices: Cara Kinnally, Greg Simpson, Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler
  • Music: Wayne Robert Thomas
  • Additional music: Greg Simpson
  • Produced at Velour Underground Studios (Lafayette, Indiana), by Greg Simpson & Toby Kaufmann-Buhler