Science in its most transdisciplinary forms always splashes in some way the contents of Sónar+D. This year we gaze towards the less visible parts of our planet: we listen to the bottom of the oceans, we look inside the earth, and we take a closer look to species like funghi, bacteria and insects. We think on the air we breathe and the soil we live in.
Noise in the sea
Michel André, director of the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Bioacoustic Applications Laboratory (LAB) tells us how science and art converge to reveal sensorial dimensions that could otherwise remain hidden to humans. As an example, we could use the ability to listen underwater, a world that was considered to be silent before the technology provided us with adequate ears.
Grounding symbiosis, sonifying care
Together with the artist, researcher and biohacker Saša Spačal, we discover how funghi, bacteria and other organisms can be creative collaborators, creating technological interfaces and connections between species. This lecture is possible thanks to the collaboration with the biology and art EU project Biofriction, a Creative Europe initiative led by Hangar in collaboration with Bioart Society, Kersnikova Institut and Cultivamos Cultura.