Timestreams (Relate Research Project)

2012

www.activeingredient.timestreams.org

The Relate Research Project explores the relationship between energy and climate change. 

Taking place between 2012-2013 Active Ingredient in collaboration with RCUK’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub, University of Nottingham, Dr Carlo Buontempo with a senior climate scientist at the MET Office UK and British Brazilian artist Silvia Leal.

As a result of the research project the team developed a website to enable communities in the UK and Brazil to exchange their ideas, information and visualizations of data. The Timestreams platform enables artists, communities, hackers and developers to stream data on a timeline, merging multiple data streams to create artistic interpretations of energy related and climate change data.

The Active Ingredient team (Rachel Jacobs, Matt Watkins, Robin Shackford, Rebecca Lee and Mark Selby) worked with Silvia Leal to develop several experiments and artworks in response to and using the Timestreams platform, these artworks included Before Light, Alvorada Dawn, Watching Me Watching You, The Prediction Machine, The Inflatibles and the Thunder Drum.

 

An inflatable graphic equaliser. Using decibel levels gathered from the street, these inflatables filled and emptied of air to the urban noise around them.

 

Active Ingredient worked with schools, communities and in forest sites in Nottinghamshire (UK) and Rio State (Brazil), conducting a series of public interventions and collaborating with other artists in both Nottingham and Rio.

The first phase of the project involved research, technical development of the Timestreams online platform, creative development of the conceptualisations of climate change and energy data and schools workshops at Newstead Primary School and the Dukeries College (Ollerton).  All the activities are documented on the Timestreams Blog

Brazil (September / November 2012)
In residence at Gargarullo, Miguel Perriera hosted by the British Brazilian performance company Zecura Ura

In residence and an exhibition at the artist studio Barracao Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro

Artists hackday and talk at Barracao Maravilha

Ongoing schools exchange between a school in Rio and Newstead Primary School, UK

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A record player that changes speed depending on CO2 data

Nottinghamshire (October 2012 – March 2013)
Ongoing schools exchange between a school in Rio and Newstead Primary School, UK

Chlidren from school in Rio sensing temperature and humidity

Chlidren from school in Rio sensing temperature and humidity with teacher/artist Fran Janquiera and Silvia Leal

Public Exhibition of the results of the Brazil Trip

The Inflatibles at Primary Open Studios created by Hugo Richards and Natali Tubenchlak in collaboration with Active Ingredient

The Inflatibles at Primary Open Studios created by Hugo Richards and Natali Tubenchlak in collaboration with Active Ingredient

Making It Real Symposium

Bronac Ferran presenting Making It Real Symposium at Arts Catalyst, London

Bronac Ferran presenting Making It Real Symposium at Arts Catalyst, London

Artists hackday at Nottingham Hackspace

Timestreams hackday with Frank Abbott's Apple Journey

Timestreams hackday with Frank Abbott, Michael Erskine, Matt Little, Caroline Locke and Noel Murphy

Funded by the RCUK’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub grant, EP/G065802/1

Active Ingredient’s experiments in performing data from Active Ingredient on Vimeo.

Newstead Energy drawings from Active Ingredient on Vimeo.

Images from Timestreams (Relate Research Project)

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