Kelp D/J with Benjamin Hancock, performing in December 2018 as part of Why Listen to Plants curated by Danni Zuvela for Liquid Architecture.     (Why Listen?)   UNCLE DAVE WANDIN opens this program with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. DJIRRI DJIRRI DANCE GROUP will perform stories of creation, family and country. KELP D/J + BENJAMIN HANCOCK will orchestrate vegetable and other matters. DJ SLIME will offer gooey microtonal concoctions.  In all ecologies, microbes perform vital element-cycling work for our planet. Microbial listening needs to be broad, proliferant and expansive, reflecting this ubiquity and encompassing varying complex entanglements of lifeforms and situations. But microbial existence also necessitates a listening that becomes specific, attuning with sensitivity to the cellular expressions of the imperceptible and the infinitesimal. We begin by opening an encounter between human and other worlds that hinges on deepening our listening, via conviviality and music, meeting in the universes we contain.
 In May 2018 Forum of Sensory Motion set out on a road trip with a group of diverse artists, performers, photographers and musicians for an interstate, interspecies collaborative art adventure, set in the salty coastal plains of remote South Australia.  All colour photos by David Haines, unless otherwise specified.
 Established in 2014 by Lichen Kelp and Dylan Martorell, KochiAIR is an artist residency program held in Kochi, Kerala, India. The program is held in Pepperhouse studios and supported by the Kochi Muziris Biennale.   The residency is self initiated and self funded by Lichen Kelp and Dylan Martorell. Artists are encouraged to apply for individual funding to attend.   In 2017 the residency will be curated by Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle, who are introducing a Tasmanian and Keralan artist residency reciprocal agreement.  image of Pepperhouse Studios by Lichen Kelp  more information;
 Kelp D, electronic ikebana, at MPavillion more images  here
 Workshop ingredients