FIELD STATION is a mobile research environment - an architectural hybrid based on mineral exploration camps where I worked in the arctic, on laboratories at NASA Ames, and on the make shift studios I construct in remote environments. These fragile equipment 'isopods' survived Gulf War adventures to be re-purposed as modular architecture - each case destined to contain an artwork - made in response to the dawning anthropocene and climate change, to mass extinctions and mass migrations, to the idea of humans evolving in conjunction with increasingly intelligent technology, and to leaving Earth. Conceptually, what do we take with us and what do we leave behind? Art? The art-works within the FIELD STATION span the breadth of my inquiries into inter-species communication, music, memory, dreams and Ai. I’m targeting species level considerations for a post Earth humanity, with a conscious nod to the absurdity of humans acting as we do on this pale blue dot in the middle of cosmic nowhere. At present our potential for long term survival is fragile at best. Much of the natural world is faring worse. Machines appear sentient, Horseshoe Crabs gossip, Humpback Whales sing, the Jester wears a lab coat... and snake boots.
"For Lindsay, time is even more of an unknown unknown. When looking at his work, we experience a kind of space age nostalgia that isn’t nostalgic; an (un)certain future that isn’t futuristic and a gap where the present should be. Lindsay’s work layers time, confuses chronology and keeps us guessing at what we are looking at, how it’s communicating, and what kind of being made it happen." Denise Markonish, Curator, MASSMoCA
Thanks to Denise Markonish and MASSMoCA for the opportunity to realize my most comprehensive show. Thanks also to the fellow artists, inventors, fabricators and friends who so generously supported the realization of this work. ‘Thanks’ alone can never fully express my gratitude. BBQ-ing does. Visit.