Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza used footage taken during daytime meditations in and around the pavilion to project onto the walls of the structure at night. The footage draws attention to natural sunlight “projections” through the forest canopy.
Brian House set up a four-channel sound system projecting out from the structure and into the surrounding territory. He sent pulses into each speaker whose rate was determined by the angle above the horizon of four celestial bodies (sun, moon, uranus, saturn). The pitches of the pulses were generated via an algorithm mimicking Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli method of voice layering. Finally, the timbre and texture of the sound came from him as he meditated while maintaining a note on a melodica for the duration of the piece. In the resulting performance, his breathing and the transit of celestial spheres were implicated in the landscape as the audience wandered nearby. Here to Listen. Jonathan Sims created digital images to accompany the performance (animated with the technical assistance of Gene Kogan). Jonathan exhibited a new crop of asemic glyphs and linear scripts arrayed with new and abstract imagery.
During our stay at Delhi, we cooperatively managed the site and explored how our local engagement resonated with the larger fields of environmental and open-source politics. For a period of two weeks, we cooperatively shopped, cleaned, budgeted, scheduled, and coordinated art projects with a handmade calendar. In the mornings we listened to interviews of thinkers (The Conversation). In the evenings we presented our work, discussed our personal politics, and charted thoughts on the wall, mapping interrelationships between people, projects, and concepts along the axes of ecology, technology, and autonomy. We hosted group meetings during the day to find our own definition and feasibility of collectivity and mutualism in art and society. We also arranged nightly meetings with international activists (Aengus Anderson, contributors at g0v.tw, Nathan Schneider) in the Forest Pavilion over a public IRC channel #iameetinghouse on Freenode.