nalareksa 0.3: acidic-tive [installation]

INSTALLED ON: M.A.R.I.N. Ecolocated: Littoral Lives Exhibition for International Symposeum of Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2009, Belfast, UK.


“Nalareksa 0.3: Acidic-tive” installation was part of M.A.R.I.N. Ecolocated: Littoral Lives exhibition for ISEA2009. The instruments for the first time was used to analyze salt water sample taken from Belfast harbor where M.A.R.I.N catamaran was docked during its’ participation in ISEA2009. For the installation several sensors were developed on the instruments to create sounds effects from the main sound generator which is the physical impact of air and water.

M.A.R.I.N with Drop Zone, UK 2009

On our way to Liverpool, Tapio, Nigel and I did two workshop and lecture session with the Drop Zone youth project in Barrow in Furness. This sessions was organized through the collaboration with Folly, Lancaster, UK. Like its’ named, Drop Zone is an educational institutions which helped drop out children from school to gain education in an alternative way. The goal of this workshops was to Despite of our experience in giving lectures and workshops, I must say this one is the toughest we’ve encountered so far.

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Kingdom and Ports

We were spending several days in Liverpool Marina before we go to Albert Dock for our participation in Abandon Normal Devices (AND) festival. The sunny and warm weather greets us in the early morning. It is our first reunion with hot summer during this project; at last! Tapio and Nigel have to be away on the weekend which makes Captain Lars(I call him Cap) and I  spending the weekend and share the boat together. First thing in our plan was to do an exploration and see some of the local cultures and identities of Liverpool.

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Tiny Emission

After spending several days in Whitehaven, we finally have a clear sky to head sail to Liverpool. We say goodbye to the Harbor Master in the afternoon as we headed south with small waves on our path. We’re doing 6 knots in average with the help of mild winds on our sail, slowly “drift” us to our destination. The landscape view was amazing with several old structures stand on it. One of it was an old coal mine on top of the hill located in south of Whitehaven.

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