Sun Run Sun
Sun Run Sun:on Sonic Navigations (2007-2009), investigates contemporary, historical and animal techniques of navigation through the use of sound. Charting a path between environmental engagement and technological development, Sun Run Sun explores the relationship between the embodied experience of location and the calculated data of position. A continuously changing musical composition is generated from signals of navigation satellites in orbit, together with the participant’s coordinates on earth. By exploring the individual experience of navigation technologies through the intimate and immersive qualities of sound, it re-establishes and renegotiates a sense of embodied connectedness to one’s environment.
The project includes the following works: Satellite Sounders; Dead Reckoning; Sun Running; Navigating by Circles.
- Sun Run Sun was produced by the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMK) during the Artist in Residence, November 2007 – April 2008 in collaboration with STEIM Amsterdam.
- Software development of the Satellite Sounders by Sukandar Kartadinata.
- Software development of the GPS data parser in PureData by Damian Stewart.
- Hardware instrument building of the Satellite Sounders by Jorgen Brinkman of STEIM.
- Video documentation by Ward ten Voorde (Satellite Sounders, Amsterdam) and Sami Kallinen (Dead Reckoning) and Uschi (Satellite Sounders, Frankfurt).
- Many thanks to Annet Dekker.
Presentations in exhibitions, festivals and events April 2008 – May 2009:
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounding WEALR09, California State University, Los Angeles
- Sun Run Sun: Sun Running, Netherlands Royal Society of Musicology, Utrecht
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounding, Luister Salon, Korzo, Den Haag
- Sun Run Sun: Sun Running performance, Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders, Picnic09 Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun: artist lecture, Royal College of Music, London
- Sun Run Sun: artist lecture, ISEA08, Singapore
- Sun Run Sun: artist lecture, Orpheus Institute, Ghent
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders, NIME08, Museum of Contemporary Art, Genova
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders, Temporary Museum 2008, Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun artist lecture, Design Media Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders, V2_Insitute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam
- Sun Run Sun: Sun Running, STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music), Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun: artist lecture, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun: Satellite Sounders, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun: Dead Reckoning, Netherlands Media Art Institute Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun: artist lecture, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
- Sun Run Sun: Amphibian, Dag in de Branding Festival and <>TAG, Den Haag
Publications of Sun Run Sun:
- http://sunrunsun.nimk.nl , on-line project diary and documentation by Yolande Harris
- ‘Dolphins, Spectograms and Scorescapes: an interview with Yolande Harris’ co-authored by Yolande Harris and Morgan Currie, Masters of Media Blog, University of Amsterdam, 2009
- ‘Aiming for Dead Reckoning: A conversation between Yolande Harris and Annet Dekker’, co-authored by Yolande Harris and Annet Dekker , in Brickwood, Cathy and Annet Dekker (eds.), Navigating E-Culture (Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2009) with video documentation of Sun Run Sun on DVD.
- ‘A Journey Through Sound: an interview with Yolande Harris’ co-authored by Yolande Harris, Carmen Hutting and Annet Dekker, TagMag 5, <>TAG publication, Den Haag 2008
- Art and Electronic Media, Edward Shanken (Phaidon 2009) mention of A Collection of Circles (2005) and Sun Run Sun (2008) in Survey chapter.
- ‘Sun Run Sun and Taking Soundings’ in Atau Tanaka et al. eds. Creative Interactions – The Mobile Music Workshop 2004 – 2008, University for Applied Arts, Vienna, 2008
- ‘Het Nieuwe Media Effect’ Thijs Witty in Xi 17.1 Kwartaalblad over Film, Televisie en Nieuwe Media, University of Amsterdam 2008)
- ‘Sun Run Sun, perceiving spaces after GPS’, by Vito Campanelli in Neural.it 4 June 2008
- ‘Media Art in Pulic Space in the Netherlands’ by Heiner Holtappels, Eyeball Media Arts Web-zine, Korea April 2008, http://www.eyeball.or.kr/entry/Netherlands