The core members of RADIX also regularly collaborate with individuals from the associated members network. One outcome from this collaborative way of working was the seminar series. These seminars provide a platform for members to present and share work and begin to discuss possible future collaborations and/or projects.
Three seminars have taken place to date, the first being a presentation of ‘Parasite’ an audio-visual installation made by core member Deborah Robinson in collaboration with scientists working on the malaria programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. Each fragment of film was ‘infected’ by a ‘parasite’ a software programme commissioned from David Strang. It is powered by parasite burden data that was directly related to each film loop in a continuous and iterative process. This was be followed by a discussion between Deborah and (emeritus) Professor Steve Hughes, Exeter.
The second seminar was a screening of artist Heidi Morstang’s film ‘Prosperous Mountain’ which was filmed at The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, February 2013. This was also followed by a discussion between the artist and Emeritus Professor Steve Hughes, University of Exeter. Steve spent the mid period of his career working in the seed industry and agricultural supply chains. He has published on plant genetic resources, breeding and associated issues related to ownership and intellectual property rights.
The third seminar which took place in March 2015 was a presentation by David Strang entitled transmit+interfere: noise, resonance + territory. This talk explored the ‘in-between’ within interactive sound and light systems which enables us to develop a creative potential with noise (sonic and information). David presented various projects that played with the parasitic form of noise via practices of code, hacking, performance, workshop and installation and engaging in text by Deleuze, Guattari, Serres, and Poe.