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Filling The Void 
The Grey Space in The Middle / Den Haag, NL
Water, Real Time Data, PIR, Webcam, Projector(s)

Inspired by the drought(s) in the Po valley in Italy, where it has not rained for over 150 days, TOO LOOSE LE TRACK uses data visualisation to create an interactive human movement mellotron that entangles the soun of moving bodies inside a responsive projection. Based on CO2 satellite data, these projections will interact as a particle system of light revealing how our bodies, breaths and liquids are entangled with apparently far-from-home data.

The installation breathes the H2O particles on which our bodies relyon to survive. Aiming to reveal the co-dependency of our dreams to the external/extreme droughts happening right now, in this tension between scales, aerial and liquid, molecules and rivers, data and bodies,  inhabitants of the space become protagonists of the installation, shaping the space by being composers and being composed. Together they create a third, new landscape, drawn from the movement of bodies in space,from echoes of lost ecosystems, and our continuous exchange of particles with the world.

The installation is based on 33 soundtracks of landscapes disappeared between 1993 and 2023, following a CO2 particle from her birth in oil extraction in Bahrain to a whale’s dead body on Norway’s coast. While floating, we fly over the Po Valley, crossing the dry mud and the mosquitoes’ dreams.

The installation runs on a bucket of water 12 liters, as a limited resource.
It is the average quantity of water that should have rained daily in a limited area on a spring- -rain season.
On the floor, you will find 6 tanks of 20 litres, the average quantity of water used par person to survive 4 days in time of droughts.

It has not rained for 150 days, then suddenly, the 17th of May, everything was flooded.

TOO LOOSE LE TRACK aims to express the changeling phenomena of feeling entangled to the beauty of disruptive phenomena, where echoes of lost landscapes express the timing of nature as fluctuating present ghosts.
It exchanges our inner floods with external droughts, and we escape our inner droughts to swallow into external floods.

Like painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,we can just sit and stare at the dance of lost particles as we are spectators of present ruins/future ghosts and composers of present ghosts/future ruins.

TOO LOOSE LE TRACK is part of an ongoing research and project called Data Turbolences(L.Artioli,2023), aka “How climate data can liquefy, materialise and regenerate (in) public spaces: from Bits to Waves, redesigning the liquid mesh of reality”.

Data Turbolences investigates the relationship between human beings and environmental data as a matter for research and creation by entangling climate data and its inhabitants. Waving together the individual with the global, allowing us to understand how we are all intrinsically entangled on a molecular scale with the surrounding matter(s). How do we perceive our influence on and in space? The challenge is to further the way we tackle informations,at the crossover of “bits and atoms” (Ishii & oth,1997).The aim is to develop what make climate debate tangible, embodied and embedded (Battisti, Santucci,2020).Data are nebulized and liquefied (Baumann,2005) as the new matter that shapes space.

We are inextricably linked to the landscape we inhabit as citizens as dendrites, as eco-systemic and non-ego-systemic beings.
We are living data turbolences.

How far can I escape
exterior droughts?

How far can we escape
inner floods?

How long can I survive
inner droughts?

How long can we escape
exterior floods?

FLOOR: Water bags 20L, Soft pvc tubes, Led lights,Air Pump
CEILING:PIR Sensors, Webcam, Projectors, Water

Radio Aporee Database,ANSA Metereological Observatory
Copernicus, ESA

Curator/Filling The Void:Yannik Güldner
Photo Credit: Andrea Bonderup
Videos: Yuan Yuan,Eduardo Mendes