Absorbing red photons : work in progress

ATHERTON, Michelle (2015). Absorbing red photons : work in progress. In: FUKS, Suzon, (ed.) Water Views : Caring and Daring : Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium 2014 : 3WDS14. Australia, Igneous Incorporated, 293-295.

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Absorbing red photons (working title) is currently a work-in-progress video installation. It continues a trajectory in my work that uses cultural phenomenon, often types of transportation, as a starting point to discuss current structures, systems and indeterminate preoccupations. The artwork takes as its starting point a tourist trip in a submersible that travels to a depth of 2,000ft below sea level of the coast of Roatan, Honduras.

The aim of the artwork is to explore what might be revealed through this brief act of submersion in a place of perpetual darkness.

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Additional Information: The e-book, edited by Suzon Fuks, brings together international contributions from leading authors on water, scientists, artists, ecologists, activists and local communities all raising awareness and responding to contemporary debates about water. The symposium, held 17-23 March 2014, included four hundred and fifty participants; from thirty-four countries across five continents, who interacted with the audience ‘live’ on the internet and in eighteen physical venues or ‘nodes’ in Colombia, Australia, Greece, Taiwan, USA, Poland, Italy, Israel, Mexico, UK, Morocco, New Zealand and Tunisia, through Waterwheel, an online platform dedicated to water. The symposium also involved s strand dedicated to inter-generational dialogue involving youth organisations.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Michelle Atherton
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 11:12
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111

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