light, sweet, cold, dark, crude_Aotearoa (2011)
Fernery House 1, Thursday Jan 27th, 21h-22h.
Due to space constraints in the Fernery House 1, only 5 people can
circulate at a time.
light, sweet, cold, dark, crude (LSCDC) (2006-ongoing) is a study of
wastewater management systems, of water in various states of
composition, decomposition and recomposition. This work draws from Dr.
John Todd’s Eco-Machines which work with plants, fish and algae,
without the addition of human-made chemicals to create regenerative
For this New Zealand version, the microevent consists of live video
and audio based on underground water movement in Pukekura Park. The
artists have been exploring its water flows and this understanding
will impact the video and audio they perform.
Special thanks to Chris Connelly and Donna Christiansen from the Park,
SCANZ Eco sapiens and SCANZ organizers Trudy Lane, Ian Clothier, Nina
Czegledy, Thilani Nissanga, Waitara marae and the water beings,
Cameron McKechnie, Kylie Hignett, Neil Penno (TSH audio), Megan Smith.
The artists acknowledge support from the Canada Council for the Arts,
the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and PAFARC-UQAM for the
production of LSCDC.
Ælab is an artistic research unit from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Founded in 1996 by Stéphane Claude and Gisèle Trudel, Ælab is a
research collective that works other collaborators on a regular basis.
Ælab designates production projects in a more anonymous context,
clearly reflecting their focus on an ecological and technological
conscience rooted in the arts and sciences. Stéphane Claude is an
electronic musician and sound engineer. Gisèle Trudel is a media
artist and professor at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques at
the Université du Québec à Montréal. Their work is shown