Bruits de fonds is a light painting performance that uses a self-made aquatic probe equipped with a sonar and a moving light, a camera and computer to reveal a lake’s depth and shape.
Check out the fascinating video here.
Francis Alÿs - When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002
Alÿs visited Lima in 2000 just before the collapse of the Fujimori government and found ‘a desperate situation that called for an “epic response”, at once futile and heroic, absurd and urgent.’ He returned in 2002 to organise When Faith Moves Mountains, persuading 500 Peruvian students to walk in a line up a sand dune on the outskirts of the city, digging as they went, thus displacing the dune by a few centimetres. The action – Alÿs’s most visually spectacular to that date – was filmed from various positions and the images were subsequently used on postcards, whilst the artist also encouraged the spread of news of the work through rumour and myth. – TATE
Growing Structure: Kagome Sandpit in Vienna.
Kagome is a special weaving technique as well as a Japanese children’s song. It’s also the name of a children’s sand pit in the outdoor playing area of the Vienna MuseumsQuartier. The sandpit created last summer is enclosed by planted willow cuttings. It was designed and developed by PPAG architects, together with Julia Stefanie Meyer and Simon Oberhammer.
The Sound of the Earth
Artist Lotte Geeven traveled to what is perhaps the deepest hole on Earth, a 5.5-mile deep rift in the Czech Republic, and listened. This is the sound of the Earth, most likely seismic waves converted into the audible range. I find no fault in this music :)
We live on a creaking, grinding, swelling, shrinking, popping, and shaking blob of molten magma and magnetic metal surrounded by a thin candy shell. Never forget that.
Now that I think about it, Earth and I must be related because MY belly makes this same sound if you put your ear up to it. (via Verge)
Previously: Listen to a volcano scream before it erupts.