Lecture and Presentation by Martin Howse
1 September 2020, 6 PM
Artmap Bookstore

Martin Howse will present the new work Particles, the background behind it, and talk about his collaboration during his Agosto Foundation residency with director Johana Ožvold on the feature film Pilgrim.


The pneumatic daemon grows bloated, for it lives on vapours and exhalations, in a complex fashion and from complex sources, and it draws power from the smoke that rises from industrial smokestacks and server farms.

Particles presents a new work, designed and prototyped by Martin Howse during his Agosto Foundation residency. Howse, a media artist and psychogeophysicist, was inspired by vapours, fumes and chimney smoke, as well as rotting snakes, and burning forests. Particles explores the measurement, mapping and sonification of the energetic movement of particles (radiation, smog, dust, fog, steam, human breath, smoke) under highly controlled environmental situations.

Organized in collaboration with ArtMap Bookstore.

Martin Howse is a British programmer, writer, performer, artist and explorer, working in the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions). More about the artist can be found here.

The Agosto Foundation artist in residence program is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.

Martin Howse - Particles from Agosto Foundation on Vimeo.