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installation description: This
installation uses underwater recordings of the approach and
retreat of ships
along the South wall pier
have had minimal editing and no filters or effects.
A projection showing the oscillation of the
changing waveform of the sound is projected in a porthole window
in the gallery
space. This oscillation was generated using a piece of scientific
lab analysis hardware. The effect of the oscillation references
both the surface of water and the passage of sound through this
medium. The original sound recordings were created using a hydrophone
an underwater microphone and an instrument used in oceanic research
and whale listening.
This project was made with the generous assistance
of Dr James Walsh and David Fleming of DIT physics Dept.
My interest in recording the sound
beneath the waterline stems from a fascination with sea water
as a vast physical medium
of transport and transmission
III was curated by Anne Kelly and was the third in a series
of annual exhibtions that broadly reflected on developments in
contemporary sound and audiovisual practices. Volume III at
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios brought together
work of artists who often work collaboratively to generate sound
works from research and experimentation".