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FIELD STATION


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FIELD STATION


Charles Lindsay is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work synthesizes ideas about technology, eco-systems, semiotics, and humor. He creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and bio-tech equipment, videos and camera-less photographs. Lindsay balances his studio time with extended periods exploring remote environments.

 
 
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CODE HUMPBACK


CODE HUMPBACK @ MASS MoCA

CODE HUMPBACK


CODE HUMPBACK @ MASS MoCA

For Lindsay, time is even more of an unknown unknown. When looking at his work, we experience a kind of space age nostalgia that isn’t nostalgic; an (un)certain future that isn’t futuristic and a gap where the present should be. Lindsay’s work layers time, confuses chronology and keeps us guessing at what we are looking at, how it’s communicating, and what kind of being made it happen.  

Denise Markonish, Curator, MassMoCA

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Hyper Wall


NASA Ames Hyperwall / Data Visualization Center

Hyper Wall


NASA Ames Hyperwall / Data Visualization Center

Beijing. July, 2017. In the home stretch to realize WIND TUNNEL: the Hongshan Experiment, at the Today Art Museum in the FUTURE.ZIP show. This is a collaborative installation made with Shaoyu Su, integrating our shared interests in deep time, ancient history, far futures and the phenomena of technology. Seven industrial fans will choreograph wind as a medium for commentary on what is invisible: a metaphor for the flow of ideas, data, and time itself. This show will also contain the Future Human, a sculptural work derived from one of my “CARBON” process negatives, which Shaoyu has transformed into both ambiguous topography and future artifact. The FIELD STATION installation debuted at MassMoCA in 2016/2017 and continues to morph as it heads for the Akron Museum of Art, opening late September. OSA EARS and it's large scale sound installation ECOTONE are in development with major partnerships. More news coming very soon. 

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CARBON-Billboard


CARBON   billboards at MASS Moca, North Adams, Massachusetts 

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CARBON   billboards at MASS Moca, North Adams, Massachusetts 

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Studio-2016


Studio / 2016

Studio-2016


Studio / 2016

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Mentawai


Mentawai Islands / Indonesia

 

Mentawai


Mentawai Islands / Indonesia

 

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CARBON


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Technology


SETI Institute signal processing laboratory / Allen Telescope Array

Technology


SETI Institute signal processing laboratory / Allen Telescope Array

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D-WAVE


Recording DWAVE2 @ NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QUAIL)

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Recording DWAVE2 @ NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QUAIL)

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Horseshoe Crabs


Crab Cage / 24K Golden Horseshoe Crabs / synesthetic processor

Horseshoe Crabs


Crab Cage / 24K Golden Horseshoe Crabs / synesthetic processor

Why all the Gold? I'm interested in connections to deep time, in symbols and experiences that transcend narrow, often culturally specific views of now. All the gold on Earth was created in stars that died before ours was born. Horseshoe crabs have been on Earth for 450 million years. Humpback whales appear to have language, our machines are learning and the stone age is closer than ever. 

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OSA EARS


OSA EARS / OSA Peninsula / Costa Rica

OSA EARS


OSA EARS / OSA Peninsula / Costa Rica

OSA EARS is designed to provide real time high resolution sound and a cloud of species and climate change data from one of our planet’s most bio-diverse rain forests to anyone anywhere in the world with internet. A networked array of microphones, web cams and sensor banks will expand over time to cover OSA Conservation’s 5000 acre wildlife corridor, from ground level to canopy top. Located on Costa Rica’s OSA peninsula OSA EARS will create a broad based platform for researchers and artists interested in habitat protection, soundscape ecology, remote sensing and bird song. It will serve as a home base for cutting edge field work, offering an opportunity to develop and adapt surveillance and sensor technologies for inter-disciplinary wildlife monitoring and protection. ECOTONE is the large scale art installation currently being developed in concert with OSA EARS.   ECOTONE will be modular, scalable and technologically breath-taking. 

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SETI ATA


SETI Institute's ATA Radio Observatory

SETI ATA


SETI Institute's ATA Radio Observatory

Consider the margins of our sensory capabilities and conceptual frontiers. What is Art to a synesthete, or to an alien looking in on our culture? What communications are we unaware of in the pheromonal territories, in the sub-sonic realms, in total darkness.  What are we missing? I'll get back to you as soon as I know ... in the mean time please maintain humor and stay in touch.

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Comb Jelly


Comb Jellies / Bull Harbor / Hope Island /British Columbia

Comb Jelly


Comb Jellies / Bull Harbor / Hope Island /British Columbia

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LED LAB


CARBON / LED Wall / LED LAB  / NYC

LED LAB


CARBON / LED Wall / LED LAB  / NYC

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Skeena B.C.


Band of Fishing Buddies / Upper Skeena River / British Columbia

Skeena B.C.


Band of Fishing Buddies / Upper Skeena River / British Columbia

Band of Fishing Buddies, preparing to fly into the upper Skeena River drainage, British Columbia, Canada - a perfect situation in which to consider what 'Canadian humor' actually means.... We have stone-age humor, art world humor, and more fringe varieties. I find myself exploring absurdity. Like music, humor transcends mere survival requirements. And like music, we see it in species other than humans. Ravens are great humorists, as are wolverines. Porpoises play. Bower Birds make art. The notion of human existence on this fragile world lost in space appears increasingly absurd, particularly in the USA. We humans are so intelligent, so promising, and such knuckleheads. For this artist, these questions approach the heart of the matter. 'Going Fishing' is a work description. Thesis pending. Thanks for looking.