Aural Soilscapes

Creating ecological consciousness to climate change

 
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ABOUT 

Aural Soilscapes is an Art-Science collaboration aiming to cross the artificial boundaries separating contemporary arts and sciences. This research project is supported by the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science and is a collaboration between the artist Sandra Volny Ph.D., with Ruth Schmidt, Ph.D., in biology and postdoctoral fellow at Etienne Yergeau’s lab at IRNS, François-Joseph Lapointe Ph.D., artist and tenured professor of biology at Université de Montréal, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne Ph.D., senior scientist at the Sustainability Science Lab at McGill University, Nicolas Bélanger Ph.D., professor of environmental sciences at TELUQ, and Ariel Beaudoin-Lambert, a student currently doing a DESS in art, creation and technology at Université de Montréal.

 

 

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RESEARCH TEAM

Sandra Volny, Ph.D., artist, founder at Sound and Space Research.

Ruth Schmidt, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at INRS - Armand Frappier, and affiliate of the Milieux Institute at Concordia

François-Joseph Lapointe, Ph.D., artist and tenured professor of biology at Université de Montréal.

Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Sustainability Science Lab at McGill University.

Nicolas Bélanger, Ph.D., a professor of environmental sciences at TELUQ

Ariel Beaudoin-Lambert, student currently doing a DESS in art, creation and technology at Université de Montréal.

 

How do sounds from our environment influence us as humans and how do we stand in relationship to other ecosystems and living organism? Animals, plants, microbes use sounds to communicate with each other, the same way as we do as humans. We want to move away from the anthropocentric view of considering plants and other living organisms as objects and move towards a holistic view on ecosystems interacting with each other. 
 Photos Sandra Volny

Photos Sandra Volny

 photo Florine Leoni

photo Florine Leoni