My idea “Under Overfladen” was selected for the sketch competition and exhibition “Vision I – On water” an initiative by the cultural committee of the municipality of Sønderborg, DK.
I was furthermore awarded a cash price for my contribution (however, there are currently no plans for a realisation of the work).
The sound sculpture “Under Overfladen” (Under the Surface) invites you to experience a fascinating dialogue between the two worlds – above and below water. The stainless steel pipes that extend out of the water and bend towards its audience represent a connection between these two domains.
Inside the pipes you will find electronic equipment, including a hydrophone, which picks up the sounds that the sea creates. The sounds are amplified and played back through speakers inside the structure, and thus the otherwise hidden symphony of the voices of the sea is revealed.
The work creates a contrast between the busy city life by the garden and the quiet, immersive experience that the work offers. It is an invitation to discover and appreciate the hidden world beneath the surface of the sea, where silence and the unknown usually reign.
The pitch: “Sønderborg Municipality is rich in bays, belts, straits and lakes – and has Denmark’s longest stretch of coastline. We want ideas for a temporary work that relates openly to the location ‘water’. A work that can float, lie on a dock, splash at the water’s edge, be reflected in the lake or something else entirely.“