Earth Tones mixes environmental data collection with technology to find new ways of representing hidden elements of nature and our fragile relationship to it.
Beginning as an early stage R&D project with Lancaster Arts we are exploring the ecology existing in and around the naturally formed limestone pavements in the Lancaster region. Pavements can be found in previously-glaciated limestone environments and the UK is a stronghold for them. We are collaborating with plant ecologist and soil biogeochemist Dr Carly Stevens from Lancaster University to explore the rare vegetation that grows in the Grikes (cracks between the pavements) including ferns and orchids. We will measure conductivity and chlorophyll activity of the vegetation alongside other environmental data such as air and CO2 consumption, building up a footprint of this ecosystem.
The data will be composed into a sensory sonic installation.