The two-day Earth Coding workshop explores links between contemporary technology and the Earth in an attempt to define and create a new form of land art. Through a variety of experimental activities, including telluric currents and earth antennas, the workshop aims to find possible answers to questions such as: ‘Can the Earth as a process be tempted to compose software?’. This workshop will include a field trip to a nearby natural terrain.
We recommend that participants bring along some form of recording, inscribing, or transcribing devices (tape or digital audio recorder, camera, film, pencil, paper, and so on). Headphones are also useful to bring
(some workshop notes)
participants; Martin Howse, Nik Gaffney, Adam Campbell, Alyssa Moxley, Vilbjørg Broch, Solomiya Moroz, Jonah Chambers, Janneke Raaphorst, Katinka Marač, Jan Kees van Kempen, Chris Meeghen, Nicky Assmann
- Monday 23 Feb 2015 11:00-18:00 hrs
- Tuesday 24 Feb 2015 11:00-18:00 hrs (including a fieldtrip, so please bring warm clothes)
Lunch will be provided at the venue. We will end the workshop on Tuesday evening with an informal dinner (location tbc).
A Lab, Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam North.
From Amsterdam Central Station, please take the (free) ferry to Amsterdam Buikslotermeer. You can access the location from the Buiksloterweg > Tolhuisweg > cross the bridge > at the 3D print to the left, walk along to the entrance.
- Earth Coding
- GPS Geomancy notes
- background/planning merge planetary other/geomancy notes
- An Introduction to the Mysteries of Ground Radio
- wormcode code
- wormcode last results
- wind voice vowels
- some photographs > https://www.flickr.com/photos/foam/sets/72157648676282764/
- field recordings > https://app.box.com/s/vtdtr1fbwflchxhielrox0e4w760uh3x
Martin Howse: ‘The Dark Interpreter’
Friday 27 February
14:00 – 14:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
The domain of electromagnetics is conceived as a dark, invisible other, a conspiracy of unseen fields and forces, yet this domain embraces all light. Howse’s lecture-performance will attempt a high frequency, electric modulation of the human voice as light passed through a crystal, uniting deep earth currents and atmospheric signals with vocal bone- and tongue fragility. The lecture will bring to light a new technological animism, based on the history and physical science of electricity.