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Methods of Extraction: Exploring Piezo-Electricty and Hydrophones for Non(Less) Invasive Uses for Data Collection

Workshop | Cammack Lindsey

Art Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to participate in the HACK THE PANKE Festival with various events like workshops, film screenings and walks on art, science and sound in Berlin-Wedding.

Discovered originally by the J. and P. Curie using single crystals in 1880 and perfected by Paul Langevin in underwater applications using quartz, a piezoelectric crystal, and much of it’s improvements, research and implementation was done by and for the military. In this technical workshop we reclaim this topic for public use and think critically about the development of these tools and their outcome as well appearance. When collecting data, we are extracting from and entering a watery space that is not ours, but that of nonhuman organisms and life. Considering this, we will design new bodies for the hydrophones, questioning what is hydrophones purpose of functionality, permanence and becoming, while imagining less or non-invasive ways to observe sound and vibrations from water environments. In the process, we will as well build our own pre-amplifiers, and experiment with the different methods and materials used to construct piezo hydrophones, such as ceramics, crystals, polymers, and/or composites, as well exploring non-traditional alternatives.

Cammack Lindsey is an artist whose practice includes BioArt DIY techniques and political musical theater, expanding this space to redistribute stolen futures through performances and installations, they work together with code, voice, sound, & the materialization of magic, ghosts, and clouds. Based in Berlin, they produced their first 8-hour musical with M.I/mi1glissé at Acker Stadt Palast in May 2017 and in 2019, premiered their most recent musical composition ‘ ∫ ( { } )_ visible window’, releasing the recording online with the label Quantum Natives. Their works have been presented in Berlin at KW, State Studio, and HAU, and internationally at Cafe Oto (London), Ars Electronica (Linz), RIXC Open Fields (Riga) and Encuentro Tecnofeminista (Mexico City).


Art Laboratory Berlin
Prinzenallee 34, 13359 Berlin
Panke River

Date and time

3 September 2022
11 am – 5 pm


Cammack Lindsey


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