From September 2020, for twelve months, an underwater network camera will be installed in Aigio, Greece looking out to sea.
The camera has been installed on a ship which has anchored in the Old Port. Currently situated on the upper deck by the captain’s cabin, it will transition to a new position below deck , at sea level, in the coming weeks.
Current will capture the seascape from Aigio throughout the year continuously constructing images pixel-by-pixel from the top left to the bottom right of the screen (like writing on a page). Each image will take twelve hours to complete – approximately the time it takes for the tide to rise and fall – with the viewpoint alternating between above and below water, depending on time and tide.
The ‘current’ of the title refers to both the currents of the sea, as well as current in terms of the ‘now’ moment of a work that is constantly in flux in a continually updating present.
The latest in a series of works transmitting and composing images over time Current is the first from the perspective of the water itself.
Current is a new site specific work made for the Primarolia Festival 2020 exhibition
Images of a Floating World, 12 – 30th September 2020
Curated by Nansy Charitonidou
Images from the work will be posted regularly for the duration of the live transmission on Instagram at @susanalexislandscapes
Current has been made possible thanks to:
OTAQ Offshore, for generously providing the underwater camera and subsea equipment
Matt Jarvis, as always for his creative programming and inventive solutions
The Port Authority, Aigio for agreeing to host the camera and the ship who agreed to take on a new digital crew member at very short notice
and last but not least the goodwill, generosity and inventiveness of Nansy Charitonidou and Bill Psarras and the Primarolia Festival Team