Biophilia, interspecies recombinant audio-video installation, 2017-18
In collaboration with Simon Lysander Overstall
and birds, insects, plants and trees in Fillongley Provincial Park, Denman Island, BC.
video above is a 03:25min excerpt from the installation.
Biophilia is an immersive audio-video installation that recreates an experience of being in a coastal old growth forest. The project is based on interspecies methods, inviting plant and bird communities to participate in the field recording processes. The installation runs on a computational system modeled on the biophony and daily rhythms of the forest. Biophilia generates ecological patterns of relating between human, plant and animal forest inhabitants.
exhibitions and performances:
2018, Jan 25. performance, “Time, Light + Sound Series”, Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Performed with musicians DB Boyko and the VOICE OVER mind Choir.
2017, November 2-8. commissioned by The Western Front, and exhibited as part of the International Society of Contemporary Music, 2017 World New Music Days, Vancouver.
Alexander Varty, “Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall’s Biophilia.” Musicworks Magazine, Visions of Sound. Nov 9, 2017. https://www.musicworks.ca/visions-sound/julie-andreyev-and-simon-lysander-overstall’s-biophilia