m·e·s·h [earthworks]

work series | headphone pieces | varied durations | ongoing since 2013
manifested through physical and online releases, radio broadcasts, exhibitions and listening events.

The ecological thought does, indeed, consist in the ramifications of the “truly wonderful fact” of the mesh. All life forms are the mesh, and so are all the dead ones, as are their habitats, which are also made up of living and nonliving beings. We know even more now about how life forms have shaped Earth (think of oil, of oxygen—the first climate change cataclysm). We drive around using crushed dinosaur parts. Iron is mostly a by-product of bacterial metabolism. So is oxygen. Mountains can be made of shells and fossilized bacteria. Death and the mesh go together in another sense, too, because natural selection implies extinction.

Timothy Morton, ‘The Ecological Thought’, 2012

By this I mean an entanglement of interwoven lines. These lines may loop or twist around one another or weave in and out. Crucially, however, they do not connect. This is what distinguishes the meshwork from the network. The lines of the network are connectors, each given as the relation between two points, independently and in advance of any movement from one toward the other…the lines of a meshwork, by contrast, are of movement or growth. They are temporal ‘lines of becoming’…Life is a proliferation of loose ends. It can only be carried on in a world that is not fully joined up. Thus the very continuity of life – its sustainability, in current jargon – depends on the fact that nothing ever quite fits..”

Tim Ingold, ‘Lines and the Aether’, Vital Beauty, 2012

“The earths surface and the figments of the mind have a way of disintegrating into discrete regions of art. Various agents, both fictional and real, somehow trade places with each other – one cannot avoid muddy thinking when it comes to earth projects, or what I will call “abstract geology”. Ones mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear away abstract banks, brain waves undermine cliffs of thought, ideas decompose into stones of unknowing, and conceptual crystallizations break apart into deposits of gritty reason.”

Robert Smithson, ‘A Sedimentation of the mind: Earth Projects’, 1968

m·e·s·h manifestations

m·e·s·h [publications]

Sonema Moravia, Medellín
British Library Sound Archive, London
WLD 2014 Compilation, Green Field Recordings, Portugal
The Dark Outside, Galloway Forest, Scotland
audio-DH :: Sonic manifestations by 250 creators from den haag / the hague
Sonic Terrain :: Transition, World Listening Day 2014 Compilation, Colombia
audio-MAD :: 100 Sound Artists of/from Madrid
Framework Seasonal #7, CD Compilation, Estonia
Microtopies 2014, Gracia Territori Sonor, Barcelona
Augmented Spatiality, Stockholm

m·e·s·h [installations]

exhibition at Framewerk Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK :: June 2015