Category Archives: 2011 Residency

From the Bottom of an Ocean of Air – Tega Brain, Kirsty Boyle, Ramon Guardans

From the Bottom of an Ocean of Air

We are living at the bottom of an ocean of air. Ecologist and artist Ramon Guardans, teams up with artists Tega Brain and Kirsty Boyle to do some micro meteorology while on the SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens residency in New Plymouth.

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Where was the Wind? – Ramon Guardans

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During the SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens creative residency, Artist and Scientist Ramon Guardans took an air sample at the same time each day of the two week residency, sealing and placing it within a growing installation for the project. These captured air samples were traced in time using the NOAA HYSPLIT model to reveal their […]

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Remnant Breath – Keith Armstrong and Leah Barclay

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Leah Barclay (AU) and Keith Armstrong (AU) (as part of Remnant/Emergency Artlab/SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens) invite you to an immersive sound walk on the Te Henui Walkway this Wednesday 26th January. The work invites an acute sensitisation to this place solely through the often ignored senses of sound. The 20 minute experience reveals remnant sonic […]

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Plume update: ‘PLUME: 4000 Varieties of Orange’ Raewyn Turner & Brian Harris

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Emerging from PLUME, Raewyn Turner and  Richard Newcomb, is a work in progress 4000 Varieties of Orange by Raewyn Turner and Brian Harris. This new work  explores the idea that humans living in cultures have a distinct smell–which indicates that the smell of the food we eat, the flavour and fragrances may flow into the […]

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Areosphere and Atmosphere – Nina Czegledy and Janine Randerson

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In the era of increased scientific debate about the terraforming of Mars (a process of chemical warming of the frozen Martian climate) in order to sustain a future human population, the Areosphere and Atmosphere project enacts a sensorial connection between Earth and Mars.

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Live Food Café – Dhyana Beaumont

Using bike pedal-powered smoothie blenders and various food-foraging expeditions, Dhyana creates a connecting device between the power of fresh nutrient-rich food, and the pragmatic politics of finding or growing sources of fresh food today.

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Pollinator Frocks – Update

This update makes public a series of short experimental videos that develop the ‘Pollinator Frocks’ project (prototype clothing designed to attract and feed endangered pollinating insects). The three video shorts are works in progress and are representative of ‘process led’ research and practice currently in progress in New Plymouth, NZ as part of the SCANZ: Eco Sapiens 2011 residency, public events and exhibition.

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PLUME – Raewyn Turner and Richard Newcomb

In this project artist Raewyn Turner and nanobiotechnologist Richard Newcomb focus on the unconscious perception of the human plume — the scents and particles we all shed behind us in the form of a wake. Research shows that the plume may include emotional state information. If this is true, what impact might the many new synthetic flavours being created have on our reading of the emotional signals of our everyday lives?

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Miniature Green Bikes (donate or pimp your old rides!)

We will hold a miniature version of the Green Bikes scheme during the event in order to try to get all our residency participants on safe, self-propelled, carbon-zero transport. The bikes will then be sold and the proceeds will go to Hive Taranaki, the regional environment centre.

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light, sweet, cold, dark, crude – ÆLab

light, sweet, cold, dark, crude (LSCDC) is a study of wastewater management systems, of water in various states of composition, decomposition and recomposition. The series of electronic art micro-events was created in conjunction with industrial and ecodesign groups, in order to reflect on two different systems. This work draws from Dr. John Todd’s Eco-Machines which […]

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