nature playing nature Larsen Ice Shelf Iceberg
Ross Ice Shelf Iceberg 2000 2009The super-berg B-15--183 miles long and 23 miles wide--broke off the Ross Ice Shelf Last March 2000. By May, it had broken into two parts, as seen in this satellite view,iand drifted about 20 miles from shore. Meteorologist Matthew Lazzara hopes to put reporting weather stations, like the one shown here, on icebergs. IF AN ICEBERG BREAKS LOOSE FROM ANTARCTICA AND NOBY'S THERE TO HEAR IT, DOES IT MAKE ANY SOUND..." Karen Wright (C) Discovery October 2000
1st National Art Project: Icebergs North on the Red River - Breckenridge to Noyes, Minnesota, 1979-1982 ((MP4 B&W.mov))
This project requires two years, one for planning (1980-1981); and 1982, the year of its production. Three large red icebergs will be constructed in Duluth, St Paul and Rochester and each will carry a crew of three. They will be in charge of steering as well as other duties which will be explained further into the project. Upon fabrication of the red icebergs, truck, train transportation will deliver them to Breckenridge where a helicopter will place them on the Red River. Ongoing progress will be sound and vision monitored in real time via satellite. The Red Icebergs destination will be Noyes.
we can use your help ((Blurbs))
If you live in or near the following towns we can use your help: Breckenridge..........and Rochester. Or. If you live in one of the following counties, Washington..........or Pembina. Or.
In the following categories, indicate in what way you think you could participate. Co sponsor, apprentice: environmental sculpture, art involvement for university credit, workshop apprentice/organizer, river edge and town organizer, Red Iceberg flyer distributor, recruitment, community schools organizer, Red Iceberg constructor and pilot........film, radio, video, sound, science. (Circle all that applies)
Mail 15c postage paid, self addressed application to the address on the return envelope.
Though this proposal was to have resulted in back-to-back installations, a recounting of the Minneapolis in-nature installation follows.
200- 5 inch paper cone speakers
Sharon and Will practicing in the background
LB: hanging overhead tree speakers in the bucket and snakeing the speaker cables through branches and down the main trunk to the 202
Terraplane Chorography IV, International Listening //MPEGvideo))
Sharon Friedler and Will Swanson testing FM transmitter belts in Duluth
The dancers froze and held their stainless steel wire taut to listen to gusts fed back in realtime from their overhead speakers in the trees. Both dancers broadcast on separate FM channels: each belt's vibrating wire sounds were received by radios within the 202 area and upon amplification were output to speakers overhead. Additionally mixed into these same speakers, when the wind was still, continuous sound via a KSJN, St Paul, Minnesota, USA satellite downlink from Duluth Minnesota could also be heard overhead. (This was fed via a modulated laser from within the Walker Art Center and its beam was received on a front surface mirror afixed to the bark of the Loring tree. At his point the laser beam was simultaneous split and one beam was directed to another front surface mirror attached to the anchored 202 microprocessor. The laser demodulator translated the light back itno its analog components and these were input into amplifiers which fed the overhead tree's speakers. The diagonally positioned 200 speakers (visible above (r, corner) were playing unique and detailed tree sounds processed via direct output hard wiring into the 202 microprocessor for realtime manipulations. Following the performane beneath the expansive canopy of trees listener, their sources were approximately fifty feet distant (as seen in the top image below the map). The tree-laden speakers are now silent at this point.
Maria Cheng, Skip Lundberg, Leif
Maria , Melinda Ward-WAC,Mpls, Skip's mic
200-5 inch speakers coalesced the output from nearby trees (branches, leaves, limbs) via the Terrain Instrument 202 and processed these sounds through its Intel 8080 microprocessor. The result was a hovering and pillowed spatial envelope. return to data poetry
Terrain Instrument 202, umbelical cabeling and hardware installations //MPEGvideo)
From the 200 speakers suspended in the trees directly overhead, Scott McEchron connects their speaker cables to the 8080's 5-watt output board via Centronics connectors .
The Terrain Instrument 202 microprocessor:
TOP ROW: Intel 8080 control keys
SECOND & THIRD (up to 500 inputs/200 outputs into 5 watt amplifiers: RCA inputs/outputs
FOURTH: behind LB AD/DA switches (to speakers: indiv #s, a selected grouping, and/or top or bottom plane); 200, 5 watt amps
((in the event of any satellite feed failure these master tapes (nowInternetOrg) were standing by at the ready from an equalized telco pair for playback after being entered into the 202 keyboard's assigned spkr outputs ))
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