Begining from the early 2000s, the use of Bluetooth created a covert form of digital cruising. By renaming their devices, queer people, mostly gay men, reclaimed their presence in public space, which allowed them to communicate surreptitiously. Short radio range of bluetooth requires this digital method to incorporate with the physical space.
Turned on, in range, ready to pair explores the legacy of queer space and its transformation through technology. Each object within the installation is equipped with a Bluetooth chip that transmits a short poem as the name of the device to the digital environment.
The objects seep into the digital layer of the city hoping to be found, proposing different strategies of occupying space and articulating desire.