A Mobile Artists Residency
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

1st - 13th November, 2010

Estudio Movel Experimental

We invite you on a journey to a forest where the air speaks as you travel across time and location - from the temperate north to the tropical south - to discover the invisible forces at play, this journey will be visualised live online during the residency.

We are developing our existing sensor kit and visualisation in order to use it as a wearable, mobile sensor kit and map a journey to the Mata Atlantica Forest in the Rio state in the van that will be generated live online by our journey and interaction with people we meet along the way. We will be visiting the school where we worked as part of the Dark Forest schools exchange, the Rio Botanical Gardens, Guanabara Bay Institute and projects in the forest around Rio.

EME is an experimental mobile studio that functions as a mobile interface for the arts and sciences to take action upon the city of Rio, its urban and natural spaces through observation, negotiation, participation and play.

You can keep up to date with our progress on board EME through the BLOG and make friends with us on facebook here

Check the visualisation page for live updates of the data visualisations along our journey.

Week 1 - Escola Camilo Castelo Branco

2 days workshops with 80 young people to follow up The Dark Forest school’s exchange.  Setting up the van as a mobile installation and studio in the playground of the school to work with groups each morning.

Day 1 - being human sensors in the forest on the edge of the school to ‘humanise the data’ we were collecting with the mobile sensor kits, looking at temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, decibels and light.

Day 2- making data maps based on our digital visualisation of the live data collected using the mobile sensor kits. Using felt to create a data map to visualise the data collected from the young people the day before.

Day 3 - Setting up the exhibition at Escola Camilo Castelo Branco and presenting a book to the school documenting the work from the Dark Forest Exchange.


Week 2 - A journey into the forest

View the live data along the journey to Macacu


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10/11/10 - Visualising the first stage of our journey in the van to Instituto Baía de Guanabara, Niteroi

We will be transmitting live feeds from our experiments aboard EME in Rio De Janeiro from Wednesday 10th November… check back for the next live feed info.

Going on board the EME van to travel to the Macacu region of the Mata Atlantica, visualising the data collected throughout the journey with twitter updates by the artists along the way.  Developing and testing concepts for the mobile artwork that will be part of the tour of Conversation Between Trees in 2011.