Carbon Sugar Air
Radio station: NAISA online installation Carbon Sugar Air by Instant Places
Venue/s of the event: Radio Vieux-Hull (Instant Places Studio, Hull QC) with remote link to Tina Pearson Studio, Victoria, BC
audio stream: Naisa
video stream: +
For this special Art’s Birthday performance broadcast, Instant Places will be joined remotely by guest artist Tina Pearson of Victoria, BC in a performance based on the installation Carbon Sugar Air.
Carbon Sugar Air by artist duo Instant Places is an online installation presented by New Adventures In Sound Art that generates and broadcasts slowly evolving sound objects inspired by the natural forms and processes of lichen symbiosis. What is fascinating about lichens is their ability to adapt and thrive: they fashion collaborative partnerships in which photosynthesizing organisms generate sugars from atmospheric carbon dioxide to share with the substrate elements that give them physical form. Carbon Sugar Air is available online in January at http://carbon.naisa.ca/ and will be continuously streaming from January 17 to February 28, 2017.
Instant Places is Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse. Since 1997 they have used handmade hardware/ software systems to activate internet broadcasts and web-art exchanges with telematic artists worldwide, and on-location performances and generative installations across Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, the United States, and South America. From September—December 2016 they presented new performance works across the UK, including the SonADA Festival (Aberdeen), GIO Fest (Glasgow), and collaborative performances with Italian dance improvisors Company Blu in Liverpool.
Tina Pearson composes, performs and collaborates in acoustic, electronic, multidisciplinary and telematic settings with conventional, found and invented instruments. She performs with extended flute, vocalization, tuned glass, accordion, virtual instruments and simple objects. Her playing is guided by depth of listening and bringing to the fore voices, sounds and places that have been unspoken, unnoticed or forgotten.