S1.E4 | Waves

S1.E4 | Waves

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Co-hosts: Emma Reimers und Lutz Koepnick

Our fourth episode takes a look under the hood of what we understand as interference. We feature the work of German artist and experimental musician Carsten Nicolai to discuss analogies between water and sound, acoustical and aquatic waves. We hear from Hawaiian scholar and surfer Karin Amimoto Ingersoll about the art of attuning one’s body to the waves of the ocean and communicating with the elements. And we survey Western ideas of freedom and key experiments in modern physics to propose a new concept of interference, of acting and being acted upon, that reflects our world of human-made climate emergencies—a concept for which artists such as Nicolai provide intriguing models.

Please visit Carsten Nicolai’s website for more information about his career and work.

Here’s two links to Nicolai’s wellenwanne (wavetub) which we discuss in some detail in this episode: installation shot | sound and interference sample

Watch this video to see and hear Nicolai speaking about his installation Transmitter Receiver at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany.

Follow this link for an image of Si On’s installation Doomsday; and this to find out more about Peter Richards’s wave organs.

Karin Amimoto Ingersoll’s book Ways of Knowing: A Seascape Epistemology has been published by Duke University Press.

Follow this link for an intriguing lecture by Karin Amimoto Ingersoll about her Ways of Knowing. Thanks to the University of Bremen, German, for allowing us to use some audio of this lecture for our episode.