Written by biotica   
Sunday, 17 November 2013 19:39
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"ArthropodaChordataConiferophyta" is a work of afterlife cinema that seeks to reanimate the residues, record and archives of lost ecological memory. The performance-based work follows the intertwined cycles of life to the afterlife through interactive cinema as sensorial access to complex biological, ecological and biogeographic residues across a spectrum of scales from the phylogenomic to the biospheric.

The work gesturally and algorithmically explores the re-animation of the digital residues of lost and endangered lifeforms from three phyla; Arthropoda (from endangered and lost insect migrations), Chordata (from the cascaded of bird extinctions in the 19th and 20th centuries), and Coniferophyta (from the waning survival of ancient forests). The sonification and visualization of these ecoinformatic sources (including ancient DNA & protein sequences) is immersively experienced through the mixing of ambient field video from lost ecosystems and live performance through morphological drawing and electroacoustic instrumental interfaces.


The hope of this project is that audience engagement will yield a vision and recollection of the complex imagined distance when ecological memory becomes lost to the circumstance of extinction. 

Made it back to home turf in New Mexico and Colorado with this project as it premiered at Currents 2013, the 3rd Santa Fe International New Media Festival, June 15, 2013.  Then back in Boulder at MediaLive2013 at BMoCA on November 8, 2013.

Excellent coverage to date w/ a fantastic review article in Pasatiempo (SFe) by Paul Weideman and a second article on AdobeAirstream by Leanne Goebel. We'll see where it goes from here.  

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