Sun Run Sun: Dead Reckoning

Work /

Dead Reckoning is a site-specific, multi-channel sound and data projection installation. Sound is generated from a fixed GPS receiver that continuously calculates a different position, emphasizing the satellites in motion at an apparently drifting location.

Sun Run Sun 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.

Sun Run Sun: Dead Reckoning, NIMK (Netherlands Media Art Institute), Amsterdam 2008

Sun Run Sun was produced by NIMK (Netherlands Media Art Institute) during the Artist in Residence, November 2007 – April 2008 in collaboration with STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) Amsterdam.