ASN was a partner of the following events organised around World Water Day:
World Water Day: WATER WORKS
World Water Day online exhibition and Symposium
World Water Day: FLOW – Poznan Node
Special contribution to the program of Club for Science & Art , Faculty of Biology UAM
1. Scientific presentations & debate:
Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Gołdyn, Faculty of Biology UAM in Poznan
Prof. dr hab. Marek Kulczykowski, Institute of Hydroengineering of Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk
2. Art presentations + film program
3. Opening of the exhibition:
Dagmara Wyskiel: JOINT GAME
Mark Fischer: THE SHAPE OF SOUND – AGUASONIC
World Water Day: WATER WORKS Art presentations & film program:
D A G M A R A W Y S K I E L
Annual average rainfall in Quillagua depending on the source oscillates between 0.0 and 0.2 millimeters. The oasis is the driest point, in the driest desert, on Earth. NASA scientists carry out tests in this area on machines that are intended for space travel. Microorganisms are lost here – before organic matter starts to die – it dries out. Everything turns to dust. Little clouds that sporadically appear on the skyline do not provide shade and the ever-present sun helps to understand why, in all religions of the Andean Plateau, it has been regarded as God.
Currently, during harvest between December and March, as a result of misuse by mining companies, the Loa riverbed dries out. Drinking water is brought to Quillagua by a cistern from the village of Maria Elena which is two hours away. At night the oasis, in which 120 people still live, is lit by stars and flashlights.
In the search for a way of survival, drawing the public’s attention to the dramatic situation of the oasis and putting pressure on the local political scene, in 2007 thirteen families formally registered an ethnic community of Aymara tribe Indians from Quillagua. Currently they are trying to find their roots; find the roots of their faith in Inti and Pachamama8 again; resurrect the forgotten rituals; give meaning to words and signs; save their almost completely forgotten language – in the belief that the resurrection of the Indian identity will work as a shield or an amulet in their fight for survival.
Joint Game introduces an enigmatic but at the same time visually synthetic element into the absolute emptiness of the landscape. The historical-social context associated with the minimalist nature of the desert became the starting point in the creative process and a deciding factor in the selecting the place for the project. The open space of Atacama may only be compared with endless snow or endless water. This area’s history is endless. Endless emptiness also belongs to this area. NOTHING. A vast, terrifying nothing. Every physical presence is materially limited; it ends somewhere. Only absence is endless. Only emptiness, such as silence, can be uninterrupted and absolute.
Dr Dagmara Wyskiel is a Polish artist living in Chile since 2001
She is a co-founder and leader of association: Colectivo SE VENDE Platforma Móvil de Arte Contemporáneo which organises exhibitions, residencies, workshops. She presented her works in many solo and group exhibitions and festivals in Chile, USA, Poland, Bolivia, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, China and Russia
THE SHAPE OF SOUND – AGUASONIC
images made from the sounds of a Fin whale recorded in the Monterey Bay on the MARS platform.
The intriguing sounds made by the orders Cetacea and Avia invite us into a universe ripe for our exploration. Focusing upon the interconnection between the two formerly distinct realms of sound and image, the artist aspires to let the sound itself tell the story of what it may look like. A sound can be seen as a multi-dimensional energetic expression and is given the freedom to emerge through highly tuned ‘lenses’ designed using mathematics. A wide spectrum of color mapping lends contextual representation suggesting each sound’s intrinsic character. Once immersed in this domain, we confront deeper mysteries still. Are these merely patterns, or could they also prompt the beginning of a new perception of sound that challenges previous notions about its origin, structure, and meaning? Recordings are made using the highest quality equipment available, and images made from these sounds using the AGUASONIC® process.
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Mark Fischer is a software developer and an artist with an interest in the sounds of birds, whales and dolphins and ways to render these sounds visually.
He presented his work internationally in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Latvia, Thailand, i.a.
New York Hall of Science, Expressions Gallery, Berkeley California, IEEE Zurich