M.A.R.I.N. \ Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network (2009)
Founded by artists Tapio Mäkelä and Marko Peljhan, M.A.R.I.N. was a mobile residency programme set on board a catamaran sailboat, redesigned and equipped to be a sustainable environment for transdisciplinary research in arts, sciences and technology.
During AND Festival 2009, M.A.R.I.N. hosted an 11-week long residency on the Irish Sea starting from ISEA2009 in Belfast and travelling down the coast of Cumbria to Liverpool. Mapping marine ecology along the Northwest coastline, using sensors and a small field laboratory. The research project combined maritime history, interviews, and public workshops offshore and at The Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness, the artists created podcasts, a geo-tagged web blog and an ecolocated audio walk with iPhones in Liverpool.
M.A.R.I.N. was a collaboration with Tapio Mäkelä (FI), Nigel Helyer (AU), Andreas Siagian (ID), with programmers Daniel Woo (AU), Michael Lake (AU).
The project was supported by Arts Council Finland, Finnish Audiovisual Foundation AVEK, The Finnish Institute in London, Australia Council,, ISEA 2009, AHRC University of Salford, Audio Nomad, Marin Association and Abandon Normal Devices.