In this story, a dog introduces us to a strange creature that burrows beneath forests, building an underground network where deals are made and lives are saved (and lost) in a complex web of friendships, rivalries, and business relations. It’s a network that scientists are only just beginning to untangle and map, and it’s not only turning our understanding of forests upside down, it’s leading some researchers to rethink what it means to be intelligent.
In support of the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) mission to feature exhibits that are connected to globally relevant ideas, art and history, NUMU is pleased to present Making Contact, a group exhibit featuring artists from the SETI Artist in Residence Program: Martin Wilner; Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan; Charles Lindsay; George Bolster; Rachel Sussman.
This exhibit of work from the Artists in Residence (AIR) program expands upon the SETI Institute’s mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. The artists bring fresh eyes to help navigate difficult concepts and act as a bridge to broaden awareness of the science carried out at the SETI Institute. October 28, 2016 - March 5, 2017.
Making Contact is made possible by the generous support of our partners, lenders and sponsors: The Robert Lehman Foundation, Applied Materials Foundation, The Town of Los Gatos, SETI AIR, and Donors to NUMU’s Annual Campaign.
Working on ‘Field Station’ – an installation I’m building for this exciting group show. Three other SETI Institute artists are in the 20+ mix.
Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder beginning May 28, 2016
MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish remarks, “the state of wonder agitates, mesmerizes, and is almost forcible and shocking. It is a sudden intake of breath, a gaping mouth, a relinquishing of understanding.” As commonly used, “wonder” is sometimes mistaken for curiosity, which centers on the practice of fact-finding and explanation. In Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, viewers experience a purer state of wonder, a liminal state of being poised between knowing and not knowing, and defined by an experience of something truly new.
Setting Out seeks to untangle the terms that motivate and define contemporary expeditions. It holds in one hand the historical legacy of science, art, and society and their pursuit of all knowable and natural frontiers. It holds technology in its other hand and its connivance with human curiosity to see beyond each horizon. Together these fields create an image of the edge of human understanding. – See more at: http://apexart.org/exhibitions/kitchen-ogasian-vincent.php#sthash.aMzBcJ3A.dpuf
January 21 – March 5, 2016 Lecture January 29th @ 7 pm
Charles Lindsay and Bruce Coffland discuss their experience working at NASA Ames Moffett Field from their respective points of view of as an artist-researcher and a NASA Operations Manager (Earth Science Office). – See more at: http://apexart.org/events/lindsay-coffland.php#sthash.vcxuQgaP.dpuf
One of Darwin’s mysteries may have been solved thanks to the sequenced genome of the Amborella plant. Scientists have discovered why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago. In fact, the newly sequenced genome sheds new light on a major event in the history of life on Earth.
Last summer while sailing off the tip of Vancouver Island I became fascinated with the gooey and bioluminescent creatures that migrate to the ocean's surface each evening. I captured many, placed them in an aquarium on board and shot video for the new 'CAPSULES' installation. One of the most fascinating groups are the Comb Jellies - and these are now instigating the re-drawing of the Tree of Life < Science News Link.
This is a trailer for the TROUT FISHING IN SPACE traveling show, a collaborative live music + projected video performance envisioning a future when humans will leave earth for good. Projection clips and shots of the debut are mixed with rehearsal portraits. The audio was recorded live at the debut performance in Woodstock. The earth bound video subjects are locations I’ve shot including Greenland, Costa Rica and the western United States. The Cassini mission imagery of Saturn was provided by Planetary Astronomer Mark Showalter at The SETI Institute. Cassini animations and video editing by Miguel Jiron. Rehearsal and live show documentation thanks to Liron Unreich and Catherine Chalmers. The CARBON 7 video morphing was accomplished in Maya by Matt Wachter and Eric Hanson. Musicians include Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Billy Gomberg, Dan Snazelle (of SnazzyFX) David Rothenberg and myself, Charles Lindsay. Thanks to Ariel Shanberg and The Center for Photography at Woodstock for the performance opportunity. Thanks to Laura Bernstein for help with carbontheblog.com and our brochure design.