ATMERS (a work in progress)

cartographies of everyday at sea – art residency

Atmers are kinetic inflatable objects which try to reflect on the surrounding environment and its health state through repetitive movements which resemble breathing.

developed at Stavanger/Flörli, Norway
realized at
kultivator, art and agriculture, Öland, Sweden

As we were at a farm, the first step was to create a working space. What would be a better place for some artistic-scientific research than a kitchen ? Fortunately Kultivator has a so called Outdoor-Kitchen, which was not in permanent use, so this approved to be the perfect place to feel the environment and to create art. When the weather was bad, or it was to cold, we changed to a not yet finished residency space, where a bed had to take the function of a table.


In a future version of the project, the health state of the inflatable objects will be triggered by sensoric input. In this case I used myself as a sensor, trying to feel the environement and transfer this emotions in the breathing algorithms.




nida art colony,  Curonian Spit, Lithuania

Here we were encouraged to show our works in progress during the open studio event on the 27.8.2011  as this was generally an indoor event I placed the Atmers next to one of our sleeping rooms which we converted into studiospaces.




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