Can not End the Music: Submerged Turntable Plays Flawlessly
Post by Steph, filed under Installation & Sound in the Ar2rk category.
What will turn into of all that people have produced when we’re no longer on the planet to preserve it? This project by artist Evan Holm is the 2 a nod to the grief that the mere imagined of shedding so much ar2rk, architecture, music and other culturally significant creations can incite, and hope for a new starting. ‘Submerged Turntables’ perform music perfectly even when positioned underwater, spinning in a black pool.
Viewing the record swirl in the water is an eerie sight, powerfully evoking visuals of the monster floods we’ve watched wipe out human settlements in epic catastrophe motion pictures as nicely as in real existence. The knob to handle the record player is constructed into a branch that hangs above the pool. The video beneath exhibits the procedure of setting up the installation.
“There will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe,” says Holm. “The pool, black and depthless, represents reduction, represents mystery and represents the collective subconscious of the human race. By putting these records underneath the dark and obscure surface of the pool, I am enacting a modest moment of remorse towards this reduction.”
“In the end nevertheless this is an optimistic sculpture, for just right after that moment of submergence tone, melody and in the end song is pulled back out of the pool, previous the veil of the subconscious, out from under the crush of time, and back into a residing and breathing realm. When I pe