Get to Know

Charles Lindsay is a multi-disciplinary artist interested
in the evolution of eco-systems, cultures and technology. He creates immersive
environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and
bio-tech equipment, photographs and videos. Merging semiotics and absurdity his
work is informed by our species greatest existential challenges: climate change
and the loss of bio-diversity, the prospect of self-aware AI, and humanity’s
propensity to act against its own long term survival.

Lindsay has created several artworks from his research at
NASA Ames, including sound experiments carried out in the world’s largest wind
tunnel, video captured at the hyper-wall data visualization center, flow
visualization from the fluid mechanics laboratories, and audio capture of the
D-Wave2 quantum computer at NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
(QuAIL.)

Educated as an exploration geologist Lindsay is the SETI
Institute’s AIR Program Founder and Director, a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of
the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center
for Art and Environment and the innovator behind OSA EARS – a project designed
to deliver real time high resolution sound and data from one of Earth’s most
bio-diverse rain forests to anyone anywhere with internet. OSA EARS, located on
Costa Rica’s OSA peninsula, and its parallel sound installation ECOTONE, have
been taken on for development by Bell Labs and ARUP.

Lindsay received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2010) for CARBON – a hybrid process conflating
photography, drawing and the language of high resolution scientific imaging to
render ambiguous the micro and the vast, the organic and the digital, the real
and the alien. Recent installations include the FIELD STATION at MASS MoCA, the Des Moines Center for the Arts, and
the Akron Museum of Art. His work has been featured by WIRED, CNN International
and Motherboard. He is the author of
7 books of photographs. CARBON,
including an essay by Dr. Jill Tarter, was published by Minor Matters Books
(2016).

Lindsay is currently working extensively in
China, collaborating with Chinese artist and VR film maker Shaoyu Su. Together
they realized the ambitious Wind Tunnel installation at the Today Art Museum in
Beijing, summer, 2017. The duo are currently working on The CLOUD – an
inter-active sculpture scheduled to debut at the first Shenzhen Biennale in May
2018.