Audio excerpts from Sāk vitt ok vītt of verǫld hverja




Audio excerpts from the Sāk vitt ok vītt of verǫld hverja project, pivoting pivoting on a multi-level exploration of the North Nordic landscape and the artist’s own personal (un)makings of, and creative responses to, it, in terms of photography, video/audio recordings of various acoustic, electromagnetic, geophysical, and anthropological phenomena, text, stones, seafood, and scientific sonification/visualization of data concerning energy consumption, weather change, seismic activity, fish migration, and spatial distribution of marine population. Featured audio excerpts concern Faroe Islands harbour ambience, underwater recordings of boat engines and whale vocalizations in Greenland Sea, geophysical activity from Icelandic geysers, and data sonifications related with CO2 savings due to geothermal energy production in Iceland.



Marinos Koutsomichalis is a media artist, scholar and creative technologist. His practice is hybrid, nomadic, and ethnographic, involving field-work, creative coding, critical theory, making, lecturing, live performance, workshopping, artist/research residencies, ‘Doing-It-With-Others’, and hands-on experimentation with materials and technologies of all sorts. He has hitherto publicly presented his work, pursued projects, led workshops, and held talks worldwide more than 250 times and in all sorts of milieux: from leading museums, acclaimed biennales, and concert halls, to churches, industrial sites, and underground venues. He has held teaching and research positions in various academic institutions, has published a book and numerous academic/scientific articles, and is currently a Lecturer in Multimedia Design for Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology (Limassol, CY) where he co-directs the Media Arts and Design Research Lab.