Aural Soilscapes

Creating ecological consciousness to climate change

 
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ABOUT 

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

 

 

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RESEARCH TEAM

Sandra Volny, PhD, artist, founding director at Sound and Space Research.

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

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

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

Nicolas Bélanger, PhD, 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. 
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 Photos Sandra Volny

Photos Sandra Volny