Synopsis: BUKA is a site-specific audiovisual installation that creates a microecology of the Adriatic seabed underwater reality. Inspired by Luciferina approaches, it emerged from the research and interpretation of sound recordings collected from the seabed of the Hvar channel during the listening realised during the Magic Carpets artistic residence. BUKA (means noise in Croatian) explores these concepts and the relationship between sound and light as forms of communication in underwater environments. All chandeliers from the public lighting leading to the square had a blue filter. A laser projection filled the square, complemented by smoke and the sonic environment disturbed by anthropogenic sounds. The composition consisted of partially processed recordings from the workshops, with particular emphasis placed on those moments in which boat sounds overlapped with the meditative sonic landscape of the seabed. The goal of BUKA, developed for the public space, was to create an immersive experience on Jelsa’s circular square of St. John that symbolically gathers all residents and visitors, connecting them with the underwater world of the Adriatic Sea.
- Technique / Materials: mixed media – site-specific audiovisual installation / laser projector Cameo LUKE 700 RGB, soundcard Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, amplifier Mark M360, speaker cones 100 watts 4 Ohm, discarded city lamps, speakers, blue filters, water containers, smoke machine.
- Dimensiona: variable.
- Date: 2020.
- Location: St. John Square, Jelsa, Hvar Islans, Croatia.