During the World Economic Forum,a laser text display on the mountain side in Davos, Switzerland, allowed the projection of texts which might be read by otherwise unreachable corporate and political leaders, meeting in January of 2001. Texts were sent via sms or through email.
”A laser projector will beam your message (up to 160 characters) onto the mountain side overlooking Davos, so that it can be seen by the hundreds of journalists and thousands of politicians and business leaders attending the conference.”
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.