Dark Years Away
1 video projection 1 monitor
6 minute loop
The large screen shows the seemingly endless scooping of a remotely operated vehicle to retrieve samples.
The small monitor reveals the 3 hour cycle that it takes for the cameras to descend to the bottom of the sea bed and then ascend back up to the surface again. The red and green lasers are measuring devices for the technicians on board the boat above to ensure that the cameras are continually operating as they descend and also to determine the size of things that the cameras encounter along the way.
Neudecker has overlaid this with sound bites from a hovering helicopter together with a classical score by Peteris Vasks (Voices, symphony for strings, 1991) called Voices of Silence, a piece that was originally made for the silence of outer space. To date, space has been more explored that the earth’s deep sea.
installation: Heterotopias and Other Domestic Landscapes, HOUSE and Brighton Festival, HOUSE @ The Regency Town House, Hove, Brighton, UK
Photo: Nigel Green
Mariele Neudecker’s exhibition ‘For Now We See‘ at the British Science Festival at Church of St Thomas the Martyr.
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