day report

First encounters

First encounters

Today is the 4th day of my residency in Kilpisjärvi. I spend a lot of time walking on the fells and “tunturi” (a mountain type typical for Samiland). I searched for microworlds. Until now, I found more than 10. Depending on how much time I had left of the day, I documented them more or Continue reading First encounters

Preparations

Preparations

Whom will I find? Rehearsing and background research for in-the-field sonic interventions. reading Salonen: Stories told by stones Greye, Bovermann: Instrumentality in Sonic Wild{er}ness, in Musical Instruments in the 21st century — Identities, Configurations, Practices. Beloff, Berger, Haapoja (eds.): Fieldnotes Arlander: Performing landscape Oelschlaeger: The idea of wilderness livecoding setup Photos taken at the Bioart Continue reading Preparations

Saarijärvi

Saarijärvi

On September the 27th, 2016, seven people from different countries and with different backgrounds made their way to the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, invited for an Ars Bioarctica residency. In 2019, I turned my recordings from a day near lake Saarijärvi into a 34min piece that is now part of the microworlds album. microworlds by LFSaw Continue reading Saarijärvi

setting the context

setting the context

This will be my 4th time in the Kilpisjärvi area. It is a special place that, since I had the privilege of spending time there for the first time in 2013, I am regularly coming back to it in my thoughts and dreams. At first, Kilpisjärvi seems to be scarce in many respects; With 200km Continue reading setting the context

on microworlds

on microworlds

Microworlds are semi-isolated habitats and parallel worlds. Microworlds are areas of diversity. Microworlds both host, and are themselves, organisms. In microworlds, boundaries between individuals blur. Narratives can be found by diving into them. Microworlds contain stories around non-human societies that can be uncovered and recorded.

people as stones

people as stones

  So many accompanied us on our journey. We are thankful to have met each and every one of them. For their help and perspectives on the world, for spending time with us, for being the way they are.

Organelles

Organelles

The Eden organism relies on 400 (winter) and 700 (summer) organelles with duties such as facilitating awareness and communication, growth, service, or immune system.

Rinsey to Porthleven

Rinsey to Porthleven

We went on a field trip with the wonderful Anthony Bryant Stephen Polglase (and about 20 other people) to get an idea on the mining history of Cornwall.

water cycles of Eden

water cycles of Eden

Today we got an introduction by Kevin the engineer on the pumping systems that prevent Eden from flooding. This insight fundamentally changed our view on the Eden Project plus it was a so interesting that we came back to record some of the pumps.

Orchard, wetlands, banalas

Orchard, wetlands, banalas

In the morning… We explored two of the many off-site areas of Eden Project. As advised by the horticulturist Kev, we walked from Vounder Barn towards the Pineapple parking lot.

United Fruits

United Fruits

The United Fruit Company was an American corporation that traded in tropical fruit (primarily bananas), grown on Central and South American plantations, and sold in the United States and Europe.

visiting FoAM Kernow

visiting FoAM Kernow

We visited Amber and Dave of FoAM Kernow in their studio. Apart from being the facilitators of our residency at Eden Project, “FoAM is a network of transdisciplinary labs at the intersection of art, science, nature and everyday life.”

Data Sonification of the WTB

Data Sonification of the WTB

Hi Till and Katharina. Please find attached .CSV files for the outside data, and WTB biome. Data is from midnight 07th September 2018 to midnight 08th September 2018 at 8 minute intervals. Hope this helps. Cheers, Michael

bamboo

bamboo

We had plans to explore the far outskirts of Eden Project and ended up discovering the area just behind the core building.

impressions of day 1

impressions of day 1

We are overwhelmed by the sheer sensory overflow of day one at Eden. It is (expectedly) difficult to even only get a hint of the function and inner workings of an organisms as Eden Project just by glancing over parts of its behaviour.

The Arrival

The Arrival

We drove through a maze of hedges and soil until we reached the brightly lit portal declared as the back entrance of a garden called Eden.

Berlin Botanical Garden

Berlin Botanical Garden

To get an idea of the feeling of being in Eden Project, especially the artificial biomes, we went to the Berlin Botanical Garden and its (very different) glass houses.

Dahme

Dahme

Preparations for the Eden Project residency. We went to Jagen 9 at the Dahme shore with various tools. It was a lovely day and we spend time recording, discussing and playing along with birds, planes, and boats.

Anemos Sonore Maaum Siilium

Anemos Sonore Maaum Siilium

An artificial plant of the wind plant variety. As an inhabitant of the boreal forest and meadows, Maaum Siilium exhibits solid conductive roots and delicate weed-like stems with swinging fruiting bodies. The plant is sensitive to both aerial flow and soil conditions which it translates into alterations of its sonic behaviour.  Maaum Siilium can be found in the Gulf of Continue reading Anemos Sonore Maaum Siilium