Synopsis: DIS_turbation is a haptic audiovisual installation that explores the vibrational and particle motion components of underwater sound. It is a place for tunnelling into the impact that anthropogenic noise has on marine life, eventually making the audience feel the disturbances. The haptic structure creates a sense of touch through a vibrational environment and a visual interpretation of light and water disturbed by the vibrations. DIS_turbation addresses a biological process (bioturbation) as a creative resource to intervene in underwater noise dialogue and reveal hidden qualities of vibroscape ecology. It investigates the challenges benthic species might encounter as a result of anthropogenic interference on the seabed. These species are responsible for the process of bioturbation, in which they stir up the sediment; this process is ecologically important because of its influence on nutrient recycling.
DIS_turbation was the output of an artistic residency held by V2 – Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands in collaboration with MUSEU ZER0, Tavira, Portugal to explore and reflect on the relations between humankind, territory and environment. It was presented at Ermida de S. Roque in Tavira, Portugal, within the collaborative exhibition “Intimate Observations – on conducting earth observations”.
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Article on Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, Vol 13, Audible (Art): The Invisible Connections Between Sound, Music and Sound Art
- Technique / Materials: audiovisual installation / raspberry Pi 3, soundcard Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, amplifier Mark M360, Dayton Audio bass shakers (TT25 Mini Bass Shaker 8 Ohm), Dayton audio sound exciters transducers (DAEX25 8 Ohm), speaker cones 100 watts 4 Ohm, wood, acrylic, light projectors, local biological materials and water from Gilão River.
- Dimensions (approx.): 2 x 4 x 3 meters.
- Location: Ermida S. Roque, Tavira, Portugal.
© Isla Grossi (Photography)