Progenitor III

Ocean Memory Art 2017

A community to explore Ocean Memory
Deep Sea Memory Ocean Memory Art soniDOME Ocean Memory Challenge

 

The Ocean Memory Art Project explores deep ocean research and the idea of ocean memory through a collaboratively created interdisciplinary performance installation. A playwright, a visual artist, a bioacoustician and their three scientific partners gather to probe this question. Through collective experience during deep sea diving exploration, and scientific and creative workshops they will collaborate to create a live immersive artwork at the intersection of ocean, memory, and human experience. How can art and science unleash what Alan Leonardi, Director of Ocean Exploration and Research at NOAA, calls “The greatest oral history of the planet, trapped in a community we cannot see and in a language we do not understand.”?

Seed Grant Collaborators

Daniel Kohn

Arts
Art / Science Interface
Kohnworkshop.com

Julie Huber

Benthic Microbiology Hydrothermal vents
whoi.edu/staff/jhuber

Heather Spence

Marine Biology
Marine Acoustics
Music
heatherspence.net

Tim Broderick

Medicine
Advanced Biotechnology
Underwater Human Experience

Support, Adviser & Fiscal Sponsor

NAKFI

A $50,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
keckfutures.org

Alan Leonardi

Director at NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research