Part of Andy Gracie’s residency has been to focused on creating an awareness of areas and landscapes surrounding the DRU [Digital Research Unit].
His research looks at layers from the micro, such as microbial life in soil and water, to the macro, such as infosphere and satellites, interpreting and thinking about the layered construction of this landscape.
As a group of artist invited alongside, we joined his hunt, high and low, as a way of experiencing these very different layers of landscape.
Bioart practices are often seen using wet technology however for a July month this experience was a tad more literal.
Our group gathered around 50 frogs and Brandon Ballengée filed a report on our findings. The frogs were later set free.
Our toolkits included a variety of maps, containers, microscopes as well as Andy’s own instrument to capture and hunt for life and objects in and between these spaces.