• One the residency projects the Finnish Institute in London supported this year is M.A.R.I.N, 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.

    The project is founded by artists Tapio Mäkelä and Marko Peljhan, and during the AND festival it will host an 11-week long residency on the Irish Sea starting from ISEA2009 seminar in Belfast, travelling down the coast of Cumbria to Liverpool.

    Ecolocated - Littoral Lives by Tapio Mäkelä (FI), Nigel Helyer (AU), Andreas Siagian (ID), with AudioNomad collaborators Daniel Woo (AU), Michael Lake (AU) will map marine ecology along the Northwest coastline, using sensors and a small field laboratory. Combining maritime history, interviews, and public workshops offshore, at The Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness, with Sound Waves in Workington, and with the Tate in Liverpool, the artists will create podcasts, a geo-tagged web blog and an Ecolocated audio walk with iPhones in Liverpool.

    Dates: 28 July - 7 October 2009
    Location: On the Irish Sea, at Sound Wave in Workington, at the Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) at the Albert Docks of Liverpool.