Since 1989 Dr. phil. Serafine Lindemann, curator and initiator of the art platform artcircolo, is creating projects in international and experimental art, dialogue and exhibition programs, predominantly focusing on the issues water, ressources, cultural identities and social processes of change.
A key aspect of her work is the development of concepts and intercultural projects involving experts from art and culture, science and environment, technology and economy- realised for instance in China, Eritrea, Russia, Cuba and Europe.
Excellent references are the cultural festival Im Zentrum in the Altvater region (CZ) and the event series overtures, presented at many important international art festivals like the Ars Electronica in Linz (AT), Transmediale in Berlin (DE), the Venice (IT) and Havana (CU) biennials.
In 2009 Serafine Lindemann founded the association pilotraum01 together with experts in technology and communication, industrial design and glacier research, art and biology. She is co-responsible for the association’s arts and cultural programme.
Calling the Glacier is a direct telephone line to the Austrian Vernagtferner glacier. A microphone on site transmits the sounds of nature directly and unprocessed to the caller. You can hear flowing water of varying intensities, the occasional cracking, and other sounds that a living glacier makes according to the seasons. I
n the meantime, a broader public has become aware of the reality of climate change, symbolized dramatically by our planet's glaciers. They resemble gigantic living creatures that are slowly, or in many cases frighteningly fast, shrinking, literally fading and disappearing. Calling the Glacier invites the caller to get in touch. Of course, the glacier itself cannot answer, but if you decide to dial this number on your phone, you will be there, in real time, anytime, from anywhere. The focus is not on sensational reporting about strange, distant worlds, but rather on the personal experience of a process that affects us all.
The Vernagt in the Ötztal is one of the few glaciers in the world that is monitored using all scientific measuring methods. 15 years ago, the sound artist Kalle Aldis Laar started Calling the Glacier at the Venice Biennale. In the meantime, the Vernagtferner has retreated quite far and is actually considered dead.
Soundspace Fog - A sound art project by Kalle Aldis Laar
In October 2018 the world largest project for obtaining drinking water by fog-harvesting was installed in the Anti-Atls mountains of southern Morocco. By 2019, the CloudFisher nets on Mount Boutmezguida provide 19 villages with drinking water.
In close collaboration with CloudFisher, sound artist Kalle Aldis Laar constructed a sounding body merging both aesthetically and functionally with the framework of the fog nets, operated by wind and weather.
In late 2019 Laar returned to Morocco to expand the Soundscape Fog installation and to collaborate with Moroccan musicians and international artists to celebrate the fog project in a unique ⇒ performance in Agadir.
From September 9-11, 2022, a diverse program of German and Czech artists
awaits you in the district town of Jesenik/Freiwaldau (Czech Republic):
artist films, readings, theatre,
performances, exhibitions and concerts.
Interview with Dr. Serafine Lindeman, cofounder of the german-czech festival "Im Zentrum"