A site specific sound installation for Hummelhofbad spa that contrasts the wellness atmosphere by presenting reports and sounds from the cold and dark deep sea.
The sound installation gives an insight into the acoustic world of the oceans whose research was only made possible through sonic methods, such as echolocation or sonar. “In this momentary awareness I tried to tell myself,...“ mixes quotations of deep sea explorer Jacques Piccard, with unexplained recordings from the deep sea and field recordings from the spa. In 1960 Piccard dived with his submarine “Trieste“ to the bottom of the Mariana Trench with a depth of 11,034m. Never attempted again he is still the only person who visited this extreme environment. His unique reports from the dive give an insight into a world without any light that requires to focus on the auditory perception. Piccards reports serve as a framework for a multi-channel installation that mixes with maritime under water soundscapes and field recordings from the spa itself.