Code Humpback: A Multi-media installation by Charles Lindsay

June 7 - August 17, 2014 / Curated by Jennifer Gately

Bolinas Museum has commissioned Charles Lindsay, Guggenheim recipient and SETI Institute’s (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) first Artist in Residence, to create multimedia sculptural installation in honor of the Centennial of the Bolinas Marconi wireless radio station. Inspired by recent developments in interspecies communications and Morse Code transmissions between the Bolinas and Point Reyes stations (the last of their kind in the United States to maintain this once vital Maritime language) Code Humpback is a sculpture, video, and sound installation that raises questions about possibilities of alternate modes of communication that merges analog technologies with SETI astronomer Laurance Doyle’s recent findings in information theory related to humpback whale song.


Related Event:

SETI Artist Charles Lindsay in Conversation with SETI Astronomer

Moderated by Eric McDougall

Saturday June 14, 4PM

Bolinas Community Center

$5 suggested donation at the door


Code Humpback is part of Transmit/Receive, a Bolinas Museum program of exhibitions and events celebrating the centennial of the Bolinas Marconi radio station and its historic role in the evolution of wireless communications.


Code_Humpback (whar are whales saying) 


Charles Lindsay, Code Humpback, 2014, video still.

Photo courtesy of Charles Lindsay