Electronic Countermeasures, LLC’s co-founders were asked by Charles Long to work on a number of pieces for The Contemporary Austin’s CATALIN show. CATALIN looks at the destruction of our environment and what a possible post-human world might be through the lens of Object Oriented Ontology (OOO). Hovland and Martin worked together to produce 2 animated shorts, Lamentatio Solstalgia, for the facade of The Jones Center along with the Databergs series of data driven computational forms bearing resemblance to icebergs.
LAMENTATIO SOLSTALGIA: I. ABLATAE & II. CINERES
The first two pieces, I. ABLATAE and II. CINERES, of the animated series of shorts LAMENTATIO SOLASTALGIA, by Kerstin Hovland are rear-projected onto the facade of The Jones Center in downtown Austin. Sound for the pieces were created by Emery C. Martin using analog sound synthesis and are played on the exterior speaker system around the front entrance of The Jones Center. Full length short for I. ABLATAE and II. Cineres below.
Seven 3D printed computational forms comprise the Databergs
series, by Emery C. Martin in collaboration with Charles long, with additional work by Kerstin Hovland, occupy the first floor of The Jones Center. The Databergs
take their form from disparate data sets and statistical information from 9 different categories: Commodities, Death, Nature, Private Sector, Public Sector, Stock Indices, Technology, Transit, and Weather. The changes over time create the contours from these data sets provide the backbone for an iceberg like form. These temporal trajectories describe general trends and futures within a world where human activity may cause the end of its own existence along and natural world, while man made technology proliferates. These combinations of data weave in an out of legitimate relationships and into completely specious correlations that point at the malleability of information in our current age dominated by analytics of anything and everything. More information on the Databergs
are available here