Circum Pacific 5.1

Infos Artwork
  • Year: 1988
  • Place: Pacific Ocean
  • Land: Papua New Guinea (-5.6816069,144.2489081) exempl.
  • Category: Earth/ Soil and Water/ Body of water
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“In the winter 1988–89 I worked at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is here that the seismic waves of the so-called “Ring of Fire” intersect, the most active tectonic zone encircling the Pacific. How would it sound if this permanent activity were compressed into one space? What the gaze through the viewfinder is for the photographer is the data timewindow for listeners to Circum Pacific 5.1. And just as motifs can be positioned in a photograph, one can also arrange sound events in the audified recording.” (Florian Dombois) >>

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