Effort: Crystal Radio

D.A.R.E Desert Attunement Research Effort

In Progress
Desert Attunement Research designs a series of exercises to adjust our comportment to the desert ecology of the Southwest. Each exercise is site specific. It is specific in the way that a place calls to us to listen to it, to adjust our bodies to its openness and closedness, its textures and colors, its speeds and slownesses. Each exercise becomes a series of efforts to align ourselves to the place. It is like yoga poses for desert environments--each adjusting the body, opening and stretching the appendages, reconfiguring what it means to have a body in a place, in this place. While each exercise spawns from the specificity of a site, these exercises can be taken elsewhere with different results since each place creates different alignments of body to surrounds.

Effort: Crystal Radio

Effort: Crystal Radio

The antenna reminds us that we are immersed in a plenum. Seeing the antenna we realize the air is thick, replete with vibrations. The antenna is a visible sign of our invisible involution in the medium of air with all its sensation calling out, signaling, tugging at the world. The frail wire has a nonhuman sensitivity that responds to the imperative of the waves, to a cosmic tug in the air.

 Geomedia connects us to Gaia and in its most wonderful moments shuffles off humanism to arrive in other states of affairs.

Geomedia connects us to Gaia and in its most wonderful moments shuffles off humanism to arrive in other states of affairs.

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