FSM x LA cephalopPOD 19  In May 2019 Forum of Sensory Motion in partnership with Liquid Architecture will hold a second trip to witness the mating displays of the Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia Apama) in Whyalla, South Australia.  We will convene early in Adelaide on May 31st for a road trip, staying in the lighthouse cottages in Whyalla for four nights.  This iteration of the interstate, interspecies and investigative field trip has been funded by Australia Council.
       
     
 Our days will be spent snorkelling with the psychedelic cuttlefish and exploring the region.
       
     
 Our nights will be spent having candlelit dinners, dreaming up further adventures and collaborations around the campfire  or basking under the glowing of the soft orange rotating beam of the lighthouse beacon.
       
     
 Brodie Ellis with Cameron Robbins, about to enter another realm, Point Lowly 2018.
       
     
 Joyce Hinterding in action 2018. The conditions were grey and rainy above water and calm and psychedelic beneath. The overcast day provided the perfect conditions for snorkelling as it helped to enhance the colours below.
       
     
  Artists;   Libby Harward  http://libbyharward.art/  https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/already-occupied/
       
     
 Stephanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe   http://kabanyana.com/
       
     
 Michael Candy,  Synthetic Pollinizer    https://michaelcandy.com/
       
     
 Joyce Hinterding  Aeriology    http://www.haineshinterding.net/category/hinterding/
       
     
 Jannah Quill   https://jannahquill.co/
       
     
 Cameron Robbins,  Field Lines,    https://cameronrobbins.com/
       
     
 Lichen Kelp, pictured with Benjamin Hancock from a Kelp D performance for FSM Greece 17 outcomes, at Testing Grounds.  Lichen is one half of Forum of Sensory Motion with Dylan Martorell and devised and curated the Cuttlefish trip in 2018 with 11 artists. Kelp is partnering with Liquid Architecture to hold the 2019 edition and performative outcomes at Mission to Seafarers this September.   http://lichenkelp.com/fsm-giant-cuttlefish-trip/
       
     
 David Haines, Kirlian Plant Photography   http://www.haineshinterding.net/category/haines/
       
     
 Brodie Ellis  Umbra:Penumbra:Antumbra      https://artguide.com.au/brodie-ellis-explodes-the-crystal-world
       
     
 Selena De Carvalho,  Lake Pedder Earthworm-   The Evolutionary Straitjacket    https://selenadecarvalho.com/
       
     
 Debris Facility,  Polyphonic Thinking    https://www.instagram.com/debris.facility/?hl=en
       
     
 Michael Dulaney   https://michael-dulaney.com/    The Eyes Of Genius  - Lyrebird article from the Lifted Brow
       
     
 Meagan Streader,  Response VII (Partition III)    https://meaganstreader.com/
       
     
 Keelan O’Hehir  Removing Wetsuits   (image from Cuttlefish Trip 2018)   http://www.keelanohehir.com.au/cecelia-vac
       
     
 In Whyalla, we will meet with traditional owners. The  Barngarla  are the traditional custodians of the lands now called Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln.
       
     
 Mission Statement: Cuttlefish  For FSM/LA cephaloPOD19 we aim to enter the water gently, interacting with the cuttlefish in a minimal way with little to no contact. We are there as artists (with marine biologist leanings) to offer up a new reading of the mating signals and patterning language that these creatures generously allow us to witness in close proximity. We are not there to commodify them or extract scientific data but rather to act as creative collaborative conduits to receive their messages, which we will then interpret and transmit through our practises back on land.  To avoid exploitation or potential for harm, outcomes form this trip will be land based (ie no art outcomes will take place in the water) any documentation - filming/sound recording etc must be respectfully controlled and people and their tech gear are asked to remain at a distance from the cuttlefish so as not to alter their behaviours.   Imagery above gleaned off the internet through Lichen Kelp’s investigations into Cuttlefish perception.
       
     
  Mission statement: Humans     Our mission is simply to experience and appreciate these incredible creatures.  (The following owes much to a support letter written by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, for which we are grateful).   We are viewing this primarily as an observational road trip.  Like the gentle approach we wish to take with the cuttlefish, we also wish to extend to our humanoid interactions, with respect paid to difference, uniqueness, and the range of expertise and experience and background we all bring to this project.   We are there, not to profit or extract from each other, but to learn and attempt to see the world - through the eyes of cuttlefish, and also, each other’s.   Collaborative outcomes in the future may arise through mutual agreement, but are not insisted upon. And any outcomes at the site - ambient music, fireplay and perhaps a performance or two - will be minimal, non-intrusive and non-demanding on the performer, so as not to distract from being immersed in the experience of people and place.   Our collective mission is togetherness, understanding, and an openness to the endlessly re-enchanting nature of Nature. Let’s be kind, be thoughtful, be respectful, be together - and above all, be curious.
       
     
 The unique and atmospheric Norla Dome room at Mission to Seafarers, Docklands Melbourne will be the venue for performative and exhibition outcomes for FSM/ LA cephaloPOD in September 2019.  We are seeking Creative Victoria funding for this event.  The national and international as well as local marine history of this building connects the event in Melbournes port to the earlier roadtrip to the shores of Whyalla in an enticing oceanic sense.
       
     
 TGhe trip will include a possible site visit to the  Santos oil and gas refinery  and/or the  steel works     Interesting doco on the Whyalla Steelworks  here
       
     
 Artist resources:  comprehensive  Cuttlefish vision/perception/modes of seeing  article.    Reading:  Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea and The Deep Origins of Conciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith  Kraken : The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams
       
     
 Extensive cephalopod  catalogue  by Museums Victoria:
       
     
 FSM x LA cephalopPOD 19  In May 2019 Forum of Sensory Motion in partnership with Liquid Architecture will hold a second trip to witness the mating displays of the Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia Apama) in Whyalla, South Australia.  We will convene early in Adelaide on May 31st for a road trip, staying in the lighthouse cottages in Whyalla for four nights.  This iteration of the interstate, interspecies and investigative field trip has been funded by Australia Council.
       
     

FSM x LA cephalopPOD 19

In May 2019 Forum of Sensory Motion in partnership with Liquid Architecture will hold a second trip to witness the mating displays of the Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia Apama) in Whyalla, South Australia.

We will convene early in Adelaide on May 31st for a road trip, staying in the lighthouse cottages in Whyalla for four nights.

This iteration of the interstate, interspecies and investigative field trip has been funded by Australia Council.

 Our days will be spent snorkelling with the psychedelic cuttlefish and exploring the region.
       
     

Our days will be spent snorkelling with the psychedelic cuttlefish and exploring the region.

 Our nights will be spent having candlelit dinners, dreaming up further adventures and collaborations around the campfire  or basking under the glowing of the soft orange rotating beam of the lighthouse beacon.
       
     

Our nights will be spent having candlelit dinners, dreaming up further adventures and collaborations around the campfire or basking under the glowing of the soft orange rotating beam of the lighthouse beacon.

 Brodie Ellis with Cameron Robbins, about to enter another realm, Point Lowly 2018.
       
     

Brodie Ellis with Cameron Robbins, about to enter another realm, Point Lowly 2018.

 Joyce Hinterding in action 2018. The conditions were grey and rainy above water and calm and psychedelic beneath. The overcast day provided the perfect conditions for snorkelling as it helped to enhance the colours below.
       
     

Joyce Hinterding in action 2018. The conditions were grey and rainy above water and calm and psychedelic beneath. The overcast day provided the perfect conditions for snorkelling as it helped to enhance the colours below.

  Artists;   Libby Harward  http://libbyharward.art/  https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/already-occupied/
       
     

Artists;

Libby Harward

http://libbyharward.art/

https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/already-occupied/

 Stephanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe   http://kabanyana.com/
       
     

Stephanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe

http://kabanyana.com/

 Michael Candy,  Synthetic Pollinizer    https://michaelcandy.com/
       
     

Michael Candy, Synthetic Pollinizer

https://michaelcandy.com/

 Joyce Hinterding  Aeriology    http://www.haineshinterding.net/category/hinterding/
       
     
 Jannah Quill   https://jannahquill.co/
       
     
 Cameron Robbins,  Field Lines,    https://cameronrobbins.com/
       
     

Cameron Robbins, Field Lines,

https://cameronrobbins.com/

 Lichen Kelp, pictured with Benjamin Hancock from a Kelp D performance for FSM Greece 17 outcomes, at Testing Grounds.  Lichen is one half of Forum of Sensory Motion with Dylan Martorell and devised and curated the Cuttlefish trip in 2018 with 11 artists. Kelp is partnering with Liquid Architecture to hold the 2019 edition and performative outcomes at Mission to Seafarers this September.   http://lichenkelp.com/fsm-giant-cuttlefish-trip/
       
     

Lichen Kelp, pictured with Benjamin Hancock from a Kelp D performance for FSM Greece 17 outcomes, at Testing Grounds.

Lichen is one half of Forum of Sensory Motion with Dylan Martorell and devised and curated the Cuttlefish trip in 2018 with 11 artists. Kelp is partnering with Liquid Architecture to hold the 2019 edition and performative outcomes at Mission to Seafarers this September.

http://lichenkelp.com/fsm-giant-cuttlefish-trip/

 David Haines, Kirlian Plant Photography   http://www.haineshinterding.net/category/haines/
       
     

David Haines, Kirlian Plant Photography

http://www.haineshinterding.net/category/haines/

 Brodie Ellis  Umbra:Penumbra:Antumbra      https://artguide.com.au/brodie-ellis-explodes-the-crystal-world
       
     
 Selena De Carvalho,  Lake Pedder Earthworm-   The Evolutionary Straitjacket    https://selenadecarvalho.com/
       
     

Selena De Carvalho, Lake Pedder Earthworm- The Evolutionary Straitjacket

https://selenadecarvalho.com/

 Debris Facility,  Polyphonic Thinking    https://www.instagram.com/debris.facility/?hl=en
       
     

Debris Facility, Polyphonic Thinking

https://www.instagram.com/debris.facility/?hl=en

 Michael Dulaney   https://michael-dulaney.com/    The Eyes Of Genius  - Lyrebird article from the Lifted Brow
       
     

Michael Dulaney

https://michael-dulaney.com/

The Eyes Of Genius - Lyrebird article from the Lifted Brow

 Meagan Streader,  Response VII (Partition III)    https://meaganstreader.com/
       
     

Meagan Streader, Response VII (Partition III)

https://meaganstreader.com/

 Keelan O’Hehir  Removing Wetsuits   (image from Cuttlefish Trip 2018)   http://www.keelanohehir.com.au/cecelia-vac
       
     

Keelan O’Hehir Removing Wetsuits

(image from Cuttlefish Trip 2018)

http://www.keelanohehir.com.au/cecelia-vac

 In Whyalla, we will meet with traditional owners. The  Barngarla  are the traditional custodians of the lands now called Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln.
       
     

In Whyalla, we will meet with traditional owners. The Barngarla are the traditional custodians of the lands now called Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln.

 Mission Statement: Cuttlefish  For FSM/LA cephaloPOD19 we aim to enter the water gently, interacting with the cuttlefish in a minimal way with little to no contact. We are there as artists (with marine biologist leanings) to offer up a new reading of the mating signals and patterning language that these creatures generously allow us to witness in close proximity. We are not there to commodify them or extract scientific data but rather to act as creative collaborative conduits to receive their messages, which we will then interpret and transmit through our practises back on land.  To avoid exploitation or potential for harm, outcomes form this trip will be land based (ie no art outcomes will take place in the water) any documentation - filming/sound recording etc must be respectfully controlled and people and their tech gear are asked to remain at a distance from the cuttlefish so as not to alter their behaviours.   Imagery above gleaned off the internet through Lichen Kelp’s investigations into Cuttlefish perception.
       
     

Mission Statement: Cuttlefish

For FSM/LA cephaloPOD19 we aim to enter the water gently, interacting with the cuttlefish in a minimal way with little to no contact. We are there as artists (with marine biologist leanings) to offer up a new reading of the mating signals and patterning language that these creatures generously allow us to witness in close proximity. We are not there to commodify them or extract scientific data but rather to act as creative collaborative conduits to receive their messages, which we will then interpret and transmit through our practises back on land.

To avoid exploitation or potential for harm, outcomes form this trip will be land based (ie no art outcomes will take place in the water) any documentation - filming/sound recording etc must be respectfully controlled and people and their tech gear are asked to remain at a distance from the cuttlefish so as not to alter their behaviours.

Imagery above gleaned off the internet through Lichen Kelp’s investigations into Cuttlefish perception.

  Mission statement: Humans     Our mission is simply to experience and appreciate these incredible creatures.  (The following owes much to a support letter written by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, for which we are grateful).   We are viewing this primarily as an observational road trip.  Like the gentle approach we wish to take with the cuttlefish, we also wish to extend to our humanoid interactions, with respect paid to difference, uniqueness, and the range of expertise and experience and background we all bring to this project.   We are there, not to profit or extract from each other, but to learn and attempt to see the world - through the eyes of cuttlefish, and also, each other’s.   Collaborative outcomes in the future may arise through mutual agreement, but are not insisted upon. And any outcomes at the site - ambient music, fireplay and perhaps a performance or two - will be minimal, non-intrusive and non-demanding on the performer, so as not to distract from being immersed in the experience of people and place.   Our collective mission is togetherness, understanding, and an openness to the endlessly re-enchanting nature of Nature. Let’s be kind, be thoughtful, be respectful, be together - and above all, be curious.
       
     

Mission statement: Humans

Our mission is simply to experience and appreciate these incredible creatures.

(The following owes much to a support letter written by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, for which we are grateful).


We are viewing this primarily as an observational road trip.

Like the gentle approach we wish to take with the cuttlefish, we also wish to extend to our humanoid interactions, with respect paid to difference, uniqueness, and the range of expertise and experience and background we all bring to this project.


We are there, not to profit or extract from each other, but to learn and attempt to see the world - through the eyes of cuttlefish, and also, each other’s.


Collaborative outcomes in the future may arise through mutual agreement, but are not insisted upon. And any outcomes at the site - ambient music, fireplay and perhaps a performance or two - will be minimal, non-intrusive and non-demanding on the performer, so as not to distract from being immersed in the experience of people and place.


Our collective mission is togetherness, understanding, and an openness to the endlessly re-enchanting nature of Nature. Let’s be kind, be thoughtful, be respectful, be together - and above all, be curious.


 The unique and atmospheric Norla Dome room at Mission to Seafarers, Docklands Melbourne will be the venue for performative and exhibition outcomes for FSM/ LA cephaloPOD in September 2019.  We are seeking Creative Victoria funding for this event.  The national and international as well as local marine history of this building connects the event in Melbournes port to the earlier roadtrip to the shores of Whyalla in an enticing oceanic sense.
       
     

The unique and atmospheric Norla Dome room at Mission to Seafarers, Docklands Melbourne will be the venue for performative and exhibition outcomes for FSM/ LA cephaloPOD in September 2019.

We are seeking Creative Victoria funding for this event.

The national and international as well as local marine history of this building connects the event in Melbournes port to the earlier roadtrip to the shores of Whyalla in an enticing oceanic sense.

 TGhe trip will include a possible site visit to the  Santos oil and gas refinery  and/or the  steel works     Interesting doco on the Whyalla Steelworks  here
       
     

TGhe trip will include a possible site visit to the Santos oil and gas refinery and/or the steel works

Interesting doco on the Whyalla Steelworks here

 Artist resources:  comprehensive  Cuttlefish vision/perception/modes of seeing  article.    Reading:  Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea and The Deep Origins of Conciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith  Kraken : The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams
       
     

Artist resources:

comprehensive Cuttlefish vision/perception/modes of seeing article.

Reading:

Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea and The Deep Origins of Conciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Kraken : The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams

 Extensive cephalopod  catalogue  by Museums Victoria:
       
     

Extensive cephalopod catalogue by Museums Victoria: