Inspired by the discovery of four bare, monumental pedestals within the environs of HKW, ‘Monument. Skin. Excavation’ seeks to probe and expose the local city/skin surface as a blank/monument, a body without symptoms. During the workshop, participants will construct simple devices for the overlay of electromagnetic, underground and skin surfaces to be activated during an experimental walk and dig through Tiergarten.
As places are limited, please register by contacting Martin Howse m [at] 1010.co.uk. The participation is free.
MSE is part of tracing mobility.
methods of divination in the landscape
Divining a location: dowsing, the use of animals,
Divining a question: geomancy in one sense, rustling leaves (phyllomancy), aeromancy (cloud formation)
As a rough indicator let's say 1mm per year, but lichens may take time to become established. Corroborate findings with dates (such as of monuments or gravestones).
Evidence from the earth: forensic geology and criminal investigation By Raymond C. Murray
Forensic geoscience: principles, techniques and applications By Kenneth Pye, Debra J. Croft, Geological Society of London
Report on reboot.fm: http://soundcloud.com/rebootfm/2011-11-27-substrat-5-monument