May 5th, 1923.
The Dutch East Indies government celebrated the opening of a new radio station
in West Java. It was called Radio Malabar.
In March 2020, the local Indonesian government plans to reactivate the station as a historical site and tourist attraction. However, in 1986, a mysterious journal published an essay on how to geoengineer the earth through the obsolete technology of Radio Malabar, written by a pseudoanthropologist and geologist Drs. Munarwan.
This book imagines the concealed and hidden story of Radio Malabar through a travelogue within the landscape, archival images, and close reading of Drs. Munar-wan body of work. Unearthing the possibility of technological ruins to see the vital role of mountains in history, colonial ruins as an apparatus, and the invisible power of