He creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged scientific equipment, videos, and photographs. Charles Lindsay is the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute"s first Artist in Residence. Lindsay balances his time in the studio with extended periods exploring remote natural environments.
His career has ranged from exploration geology in the arctic to photojournalism in the jungles of southeast Asia - where he lived for years with a stone age tribe.
He is director of The Optical Society EARS - a project designed to stream real-time sound from one of the world’s most bio-diverse ecosystems, the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Lindsay invented a carbon-based imaging process for which he received a.
"CARBON" has since morphed into a series of immersive installations. Lindsay"s photographs have appeared in numerous international publications including Wired, The New York Times Magazine, Motherboard, Blind Spot, Aperture, Natural History, Gastronomica, Audubon, Parabola, Orion, Big Sky Journal, Men"s Journal, Golf, Sports Illustrated, and GEO. He has been profiled on National Public Radio, Cable News Network International and Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai Japan in a one-hour television documentary.
Lindsay has presented and performed at Ear to the Earth, the Zero1 Biennial in San Francisco, the LED Laboratory, the Bolinas Museum, and at Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts in New Mexico.
He has lectured at Moogfest 2014, the California Academy of Sciences, Stanford’s Department of Art and Art History, 100 Year Starship Symposium (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), University of Southern California’s “Visions + Voices” performance series, SwissNex, the American Museum of Natural History, Mountain Film in Telluride, The School of Visual Arts, Pratt School of Art and Design, the Open Center in New York, the International Development & Education Award CITY in Toronto and at The Hat Creek Observatory for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.