June 12, 2023

Mars Dietz (she/it) is an intermedia sound artist from Brooklyn, NY, living between New York and Berlin. Its hybrid background includes multi-channel sound performance, electronic music production, writing, and further interdisciplinary media in a research-driven practice bent on historical analysis. Areas of focus include histories and fallout of extractivism; a critique of the human, rights, and human rights; and semi-fictionalized, transtemporal epistolary relation(s). Sometimes she also composes love songs about people and bodies of water.


Meso-, from the Ancient Greek μέσος, means middle or in-between. The suffix -phor, from the Greek φέρω, means bearer of, or carrier of. Mesophor is a novel word coined by and for Encyclopedia Mesophoria. Encyclopedia Mesophoria is an Encyclopedia of the in-between.

Encyclopedia Mesophoria captures, indexes, processes and displays electromagnetic recordings of living trees for our publicly available online resource. Due to their high water content, trees can propogate (and attenuate) electromagnetic signals through their bodies. A wide-band specialty reciever can be used to listen through trees, rendering every tree a completely unique, complex antenna. Encyclopedia Mesophoria believes this information to be of special value to the public, and works to build its database for use by artists, thinkers, scientists, or anyone with a curious mind. – Mars Dietz