“Alchemy of Knowledge” takes you on an exploratory journey from the desolate tundra of Kilpisjärvi in Finland to the atmospheric stratosphere by means of weather balloon. Attached to this delicate vessel is ‘the device’: a self-contained sterilised mobile processing unit able to capture and analyse fragments of information direct from the air. By mining and refining this data the device gains mass and begins to make the perilous return to ground level, narrowly avoiding obstacles in its way. However, even reaching a final touchdown does not mean that the mission is ensured the expected success.
Soundtrack by Alex May, incorporating attribution licensed samples from freesound.org by tombenedict, caquet, inspectorj, juskiddink, mrauralization, freemaster2, bosk1, and nox-sound.
- Atmospheric Encounters exhibition - April 22, 2021https://youtu.be/GEGVFFaBwwY Trailer for “Alchemy of Knowledge” by Alex May Spring 2021 sees the return of the HAB (High Altitude Bioprospecting) Team at BOM. High Altitude bioprospecting (HAB) is a long term project involving scientists and artists in a quest to explore extreme environments, particularly the stratosphere and detect and capture microorganisms that may live or survive there. The ...