I-TASC is a decentralized network of individuals and organisations working collaboratively in the fields of art, engineering, science and technology on the interdisciplinary development and tactical deployment of renewable energy, waste recycling systems, sustainable architecture and open-format, open-source media. I-TASC is a lichen-like structure sharing and integrating local knowledge, resources and skills across six continents in order to symbiotically engage with the air, ocean, earth and space commons.
Solitude fellows Amanda Rodrigues Alves, Thomas Mulcaire and Marko Peljhan (art, science, business) with Ntsikelelo Ntshingila aka Firstborn (I-TASC crew member, musician and producer) will present documentation and works produced during the recent I-TASC Reconnaissance and Communication Expedition to Antarctica. Ntsikelelo Ntshingila aka Firstborn will present tracks recorded at SANAE base and onboard the SA Agulhas during the expedition.
Between December 2006 and February 2007, the I-TASC crew spent for weeks in the Southern Ocean onboard the South African Antarctic research ship SA Agulhas and six weeks at SANAE base in the Dronning Maud Land sector of Antarctica, where they installed the GROUNDHOG Automatic Weather Station and identified a remote site for the installation of LADOMIR Antarctic Base, a renewable-energy powered mobile research facility which will be installed in Antarctica during the International Polar Year in 2008 to enable collaborative research between artists, scientists and engineers.