An immersive experience that questions the role that all things play in the shaping history, as well as the future

Interterrestrials

Expanded Animation / Interterrestrials

Bridging and bringing the arts together with actors from the field of microbiology, Interterrestrials is a contemplative experience that asks the viewer to look in as much at the work to consider our place in the world.

Interterrestrials

  • About

    Interterrestrials is a multidisciplinary collaboration between artist duo Baum & Leahy, sound artist Sofie Birch and animator Pernille Kjær, combining installation, sound, animation and microbiology to create a meditative experience which reflects on alien life on Earth.

    Interterrestrials is a multisensorial installation, in which visitors are invited to meditate on the otherworldly sound of a symphonic gong controlled by cultures of the extremophile microorganisms B. Subtilis and C. Elegans. The unpredictable sounds triggered by the microorganisms are accompanied by an audio-visual interpretation to create an immersive experience. Exploring the inherent human desire to communicate with extraterrestrial life, Interterrestrials is a visual meditation and sound bath which poetically explores communication between macro- and microcosmos, human and nonhuman.

    Project start date: 1 December 2018
    Project end date: 29 September 2019
  • Project participants

    Amanda Baum

    Amanda Baum

    Artist and Project lead

    Rose Leahy

    Rose Leahy

    Artist and Project lead

    Pernille Kjær

    Pernille Kjær

    Character Animator and visual artist

    Pernille primarily works with experimental animation, and has produced a number of short films since graduating from The Animation Workshop in 2015.

    Sofie Birch

    Sofie Birch

    Freelance producer, composer and sound artist

    Sofie has released two solo albums through the Danish label Infinite Waves, and also works as the second part of Pomfrit Sound Works.

    Peder Worning

    Microbiologist, scientific adviser

    Asbjørn Derdau

    Technical production

    Greg Orrom Swan

    Technical production

    Søren Andreassen

    Programmer

  • Partners

    BAUM & LEAHY

    Baum & Leahy

    Website

    Baum & Leahy is an Earth-based symbiotic practice exploring how sustainable futures can be grown between environmental ethics and multispecies aesthetics.

    Danish Arts Foundation

    Website

    The main purpose of the new Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad.

    KODA Kultur

    KODA Kultur

    Website

    KODA, the collecting society for songwriters, composers, and music publishers allocates up to 10% of their annual net earnings for cultural purposes, as cultural contributions, supporting projects like this one.

    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

    Website

    DTU develops technology for people. With international elite research and study programmes, DTU are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

    Københavns Universitet

    Københavns Universitet (KU)

    Website

    University of Copenhagen, driven by intellectual creativity and critical thinking since 1479, has created space for researchers and students to expand horizons and contributed to moving the world forward in a wide range of fields.

    CLICK Festival

    CLICK Festival

    Website

      CLICK Festival is an annual festival for contemporary art embracing and exploring the field between art, science and technology. Through concerts, exhibitions, talks, workshops and performances CLICK introduces the whys, the whats and the wows of tomorrow.

  • Contact

    Do you want to learn more about the project? Contact us!
    Kirk Johnson

    Kirk Johnson

    T: +45 87 55 49 22

    E:

Get inspired