Cathy Lane’s installation BEAM opens in Kochi in Kerala India on Sunday 8th February. The installation, created together with students from the Srishti media school in Bangalore, explores the lighthouses and maritime life of Kochi, through interviews with lighthouse keepers, field recordings and other found sounds. Sounds are mixed in the space according to real time AIS shipping data using custom software I developed for the piece, which allows the artists to assign sounds to different categories of shipping. the software tracks local shipping in real time and updates the mix according to the distances of ships from the local lighthouses as well as other data. The exhibition runs till 18th February at the Artry Gallery, Kochi and is satellite event of the Kochi Bienale.