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#INAUGURACION

#INAUGURACION

The exhibition was inaugurated on the last day of setup, thus reinforcing the idea of a work in process and the intention to play with the temporal and spatial dimensions in which the installation was assembled. ...

#CONFABULATION

#CONFABULATION

Unsewing Patterns #5Sewing and Textile Activism Workshop with Viviana Méndez / Curtis Putralk An open sewing workshop that invited Valdivian women activist collectives (Club de Estampa and Tejido Conectivo Líquido) to discuss our practices and knowledge. Together, we created a pocket pattern to make emergency pants. ...

#PROPAGATION

#PROPAGATION

Workshop of Weird Radios  Building on the initiative proposed by Barrios Bajos Gallery during the open installation days, we organized a radio workshop where we shared technical tools and participation strategies, focusing on the practice and culture of radio. Leading up to the arrival of Terra Ignota in Valdivia, Barrios Bajos Gallery, in collaboration with ...

#OCUPACION

#OCUPACION

Site-specific lunchMenu: Potatoes, cabbage, and conversation with Adrián Silva ‘By the warmth of the fire.’ ...

The woodshed installation

The woodshed installation

The installation created for the woodshed was conceived as a hyper-organism, an ecosystem that welcomed various cultural and social agents from the city of Valdivia. It is a transparent and transformable being according to the needs of its inhabitants, subsidized by water, electricity, and spaces designed with the purpose of creating a platform for the ...

presentation @ liebig12

presentation @ liebig12

On September 19th, we presented the process, documentations and some preliminary results in an open studio format at Liebig 12, Berlin. You can find some impressions from that day below. ...

Journey in the great archipelago

Journey in the great archipelago

Video essay – creation, research and texts by Cristian Espinoza and Alfredo Prieto. ...

Paths

Paths

Walking along a border is the same as following any other path or track. While walking you start inhabiting a zone. This border path is unmarked, there is no trail, only a direction across country. You might think that you are following a line, but you have entered a multiplicity of presences, an ecological continuum, ...

Batimientos – Schwebungen

Batimientos – Schwebungen

By Kerstin Ergenzinger & Florencia Curci Preparing the walk through the Lapataia valley with maps and through the cartographic gaze from afar we strongly felt our foreignness and the valley’s negative space. Its resonance space was an external void. Its prevailing elements seemed to be water and wind. We imagined bodies and voices in the ...

Lärm

Lärm

by Florencia Curci, Fernanda Olivares & Nicolás Spencer The noise emanating from the sea serves as a wake-up call, a mechanism or device, an artifice that heralds an emergency with nymphs’ cries from a place, be it a utopian or dystopian topos. This is how a narrative emerges, originating from the depths of the sea, ...

Piped Overtones

Piped Overtones

Gaseous vibrations in pipes display distinctive overtone patterns, linking the lengths of pipes with the propagation speeds of the gasses through which energies travel. Accelerating reconfigurations in piped energies across national borders along Germany’s northern coastline, sustain overtones of global geopolitics, reverberating throughout the local milieu. Recordings conducted at various locations on Rügen, monitored from inside a common rain gutter pipe ...

54°19’50.34” N 13°28’2.5824” E  Wreechen Strand Last actions – The end its just …

54°19’50.34” N 13°28’2.5824” E Wreechen Strand Last actions – The end its just …

By Florencia Curci, Victor Mazón Gardoqui & Nicolás Spencer. On the last day of the research trip, three actions were developed for the Wreechen Strand beach. This location has been crucial in the research as an ideal place for wind-related projects, adopted as a hub to carry out different site-specific collaborative actions. ...

Cultural marks & treeprints

Cultural marks & treeprints

Walking trough the woods around Ralswiek, in Rügen, a new type of marks on the trees began to emerge in the landscape.

While pine trees in Germany used to be rarely treated with resin, the war quickly aroused interest in resin extraction and led to extensive experiments with this tree in particular. ...

Kites: Soaring Through myths, history, science, and art research

Kites: Soaring Through myths, history, science, and art research

In the vast tapestry of human history, certain inventions and innovations stand out as marvels of ingenuity, merging science, art, and culture into a single canvas of human achievement. The humble kite, with its roots reaching back thousands of years, is one such marvel. Often associated with carefree leisure on sunny days, kites have also ...

Holobionte –  Harnesing the wispers of wind: windmills, windengines and energy harvesting tools

Holobionte – Harnesing the wispers of wind: windmills, windengines and energy harvesting tools

By Florencia Curci, Victor Mazón Gardoqui & Nicolás Spencer The utilization of wind energy represents an ancient relationship between humanity and the natural world. Windmills, wind engines and wind generators embody this enduring connection and stand as both scientific marvels and artistic expressions. We will delve into the historical chronology of these remarkable devices to ...

Sonic Islands impressions

Sonic Islands impressions

Some first impression from the residency on Rügen and the presentation in Berlin you can find here. ...

A Mysterious Hum – comparable snippets

A Mysterious Hum – comparable snippets

Here you can listen to 30 secs edits of field recordings from different locations on the island of Rügen. Starting on the mainland at Lubmin industrial port with an ‘as close as we could get’ perspective of the FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) currently stationed there. These recordings have captured the ubiquitous low drone that ...

radio earth

radio earth

“radio.earth is a participatory art radio project concerning the ecological crisis. Among other practices, it encourages critical listening to live soundscapes from 1st to 3rd natures.mobilemics are tools for establishing listening situations from selected locations, in which ecological and environmental aspects may unfold as immediate acoustic atmospheres.In this context, 1st to 3rd natures refer to ...

Radio)))noosphere

Radio)))noosphere

Long term reflection and refraction on matter at 250kms: An Ode to the hum ...

Contemplating a Mesolithic Soundscape

Contemplating a Mesolithic Soundscape

Sonic Islands, Rügen – Day One, 7th September 2023 – We started the day by walking along the south eastern shore of the Großer Jasmunder Bodden right beside the village Lietzow. The place is an unmarked archeological site of a late mesolithic settlement – “Lietzow Kultur”. The ground was full of flint stones, washed up ...

TIF23 video

This video will give a short introduction to the international field laboratory Terra Ignota Forum (TIF) in march 2023. It migth help to get an impression of the territory, the participants and the research questions and objectives. Further down on this page you can read the detailed individual and collective reports and project descriptions. ...

Environment as a legal entity

Environment as a legal entity

Report by Claudia González and Paula Urdangarín We arrived without really knowing what we were going for. We received the invitation to participate, and we embarked on the Terra Ignota adventure. We let ourselves be carried along a new, unknown path. In the immensity of the landscape, we could perceive our smallness, the tiny fragment we ...

Geological observations

Geological observations

On the origin and habitability of the landscape in fjords and channels of Tierra del Fuego The region of fjords, channels, and archipelagos south of Tierra del Fuego is characterized by rugged terrain, with high and steep mountains bordered by deep incised valleys that even govern the underwater landscape. Its origin ingeniously links tectonic and ...

Archaeological report

Archaeological report

1. Background Early Settlement in Tierra del Fuego Tierra del Fuego region, located in the extreme south of South America, has been the subject of archaeological studies to understand the early settlement of this inhospitable and fascinating area. Archaeological findings and advances in radiocarbon dating have revealed the existence of a land bridge in the ...

Transfers

Transfers

This collaborative report by Nicolás Spencer, Fernanda Olivares, Florencia Curci and Paula Urdangarin is not translated jet – you can carefully try the auto-translate ...

LDR timeline

LDR timeline

For the Lapataia Valley crossing (TIF 2023) we experimented with different methods of ‘registering’ the way, time, movement, progress, rhythm, structure, topography, climate, social interaction… One attempt was a long duration recording (LDR) of the whole process. In total 416 hours of constant audio recording. Below you see the visual representation of that recording as ...

Sketch 28.4.’23 – videoessay

Sketch 28.4.’23 – videoessay

Reality progressively begins to transfer its own identity (what it says about itself) and its corporeality (scopic) to a synthetic panoptic device. An orbital paranoid eye that sees everything, and from its vision gives governance, ordering of the world and synchronized reorientation of the micro-politics in each subject and each survivor tends to a unique ...

The pan-american and Antarctic corridor

The pan-american and Antarctic corridor

Note IWith these map sketches we try to review a Pan-American route that origins ca. 26,000 years ago in Beringia and will end in approximately 100 years in Antarctica.At this moment we can locate a modern outpost, not more than 110 years old in Antarctica, as well as a development infrastructure configuration on the other ...

Environmental Linguistics

Environmental Linguistics

purīyaūTo come with noise as wind through a hole, as a sound from a trumpet.To make any buzzing noise as an instrument with a faulty tongue.To breathe making a noise as when one has a cold, to pass air through the nose with noise. (from Yamana English Dictionary – a Dictionary of the Speech of ...

Acoustic Signatures – Oscillatory spheres

Acoustic Signatures – Oscillatory spheres

We live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must be understood as a series of vertical layers that go from the satellites that surround our planet to the tunnels that are in the deepest part of the earth. Graham, S. (2016) Towards a meta-natural realism Inhabiting a ...

TIF 23 press

TIF 23 press

18.04.2023, El Mercurio (pdf)Artists and researchers follow in the footsteps of native peoples 14.4.2023, El Mostrador Cultura/Ciencia (translated link)New archaeological finds in Patagonia after Tierra del Fuego expedition 28.3.2023, El Mostrador Cultura/Ciencia (translated link)Proyectan archivo sobre “paso de indios’’, la zona de contacto selk’nam, kawésqar y yagán en la Patagonia ...

TIF 23 first impressions

TIF 23 first impressions

In the next weeks we’ll collect individual reports, project descriptions, findings and evaluations by the members of the from the Terra Ignota Forum 2023 on this website. Here some first visual impressions. ...