Transmission Stealth Tower #1, Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Stealth Transmission Tower 1, 2017
Steel, polyethene, hardware
Courtesy the artist, Connells Bay Sculpture Park
In Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Mitchell has installed a Stealth Cell Tower; a manufactured pine tree form that cloddishly camouflages to its surroundings in an attempt to hide in plain sight. This large and highly conspicuous tree transmits a radio signal across the park on an FM radio bandwidth (that can be tuned into by visitors), on an endless loop.
The Stealth Cell Tower — a manufactured tree employed by the telecommunications industry to camouflage hardware on the landscape — attempts to hide in plain site.