Founded by artists Tapio Mäkelä (FI) and Marko Peljhan (SL/USA), M.A.R.I.N. is a mobile residency programme set on board a catamaran sailboat, redesigned and equipped to be a sustainable environment for transdisciplinary research in arts, sciences and technology. M.A.R.I.N hosted an 11-week long residency, Ecolocated – Littoral Lives on the Irish Sea starting from ISEA2009 in Belfast and travelling down the coast of Cumbria to Liverpool for the AND Festival. A highlight part of ISEA2009 exhibition, hosted by Catalyst Arts, a gallery exhibition showed work developed during the residency by the artists Tapio Mäkelä, Nigel Helyer (AU), Andreas Siagian (ID), with AudioNomad collaborators Daniel Woo (AU), Michael Lake (AU).
Also part of the exhibition, CDPDU – Common Data Processing and Display Unit (M.A.R.I.N. Alpha) is a data display and processing architecture built to open hardware and software standards, combining different satellite and sensor data feeds on marine ecology. The CDPDU will serve as one of the public faces of the M.A.R.I.N. project, and the API (Arctic Perspective Initiative, http://arcticperspective.org). The CDPDU is co-designed by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman (USA/CA) in collaboration with PACT systems and University of California Santa Barbara, Media Arts and Technology Program, and several individuals and supporters (see http://marin.cc/cdpdu for more details).
For more information on the residency and its projects, please see http://marin.cc.