Biotricity. Swamp Radio – A Live Installation

Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, Biotricity, 2018. MIT. Photo: Tynan Byrne.

April 28 – May 5, 2018

Biotricity. Fluctuation of Microworlds is a live installation at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics (Building 6, 3rd Floor)

The environmental data from bogs, marshlands, and other wetland types are interpreted in a real-time audiovisual environment and virtual experience.

The Swamp Radio project is based on earlier Biotricity experiments by artists Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits at RIXC and Kemeri bog near Riga, Latvia. Biotricity sonifies and visualizes the fluctuation of bacterial electricity generation, and artistically interprets collected data from the environmental monitoring. This spring the artists are expanding their Biotricity research into water reservoirs and marshlands in the Boston area, and creating the Swamp Radio monitoring and transmitting environment for the wetlands of Venice.

April 4 – May 5, 2018

Biotricity. Fluctuation of Microworlds,
live installation
MIT Center for Theoretical Physics (Building 6, 3rd floor)
Preview Opening at the Center for Theoretical Physics – April 27, 12:10pm
Opening presentation – April 28 at 8:30 pm, in the framework of the Zooetics+ Symposium, a CAVS 50th anniversary event.

May 23 — 27, 2018

Swamp Radio Environment, and EcoData symposium
Swamp Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
Cultural Center, II Giardino Bianco Art Space


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