“I take biological systems and I remix them. In the way a DJ would remix music, I remix ecosystems and plants. Same principle.”
I was disappointed that Oliver Kellhammer’s course Open Source City ended up not happening, but was delighted to attend last week’s Eco-Art Salon lecture entitled Botanical Interventions – Open Source Landscape and Community Repair.
Oliver is a fantastic speaker: witty, engaging, humane and anarchic in the very best sense. In this talk he touches on many diverse themes — environmental art, community engagement, open source architecture — and weaves them into a synthetic whole through fascinating and often funny stories about his projects.
Oliver was kind enough to let me record audio, and I have tried to annotate it on a Soundcloud posting with links to background materials and photos. The links are embedded along the bottom of the Soundcloud player timeline. I’ve also enabled downloads.
Straight-up MP3 here (43 MB).
If anyone has ideas on how best to re-present or remix these materials, I’d be keen to discuss them with you.