In the middle of the Aurajoki river in Turku/ Finland, in front of the
Titanik gallery, a glowing sphere was floating on the water. Inside this
sphere there was a microphone and a lamp. The microphone picked up the
sounds of the river. The sounds were transfered into the gallery space, where a hemisphere was situated
on the wall at visitors' eyelevel. The hemisphere contained a central
hole inside which a loud-speaker and a little videomonitor have been placed.
The loudspeaker emited the sound of the river, the video showed the scenary
of the night, when the sphere was floating glimmering like a fallen moon
on the river and fishes were swimming over this pictures. The original
sounds were manipulated by a digital effects processor in realtime. The
sphere on the river had to be fixed to the ground with an anchor. The
glimmering sphere was not only a container for the microphone but also
a nice object pointing to the exhibition at Titanik gallery.
1994 underwater installation, Turku/ FIN, Titanik Gallery