Holoturian - Ariel Guzik

Triscott, N. 2015. Holoturian - Ariel Guzik. Edinburgh Art Festival

CreatorsTriscott, N.
Description

This new project, artwork and exhibition was curated by Nicola Triscott, Artistic Director of Arts Catalyst, and commissioned and produced by Arts Catalyst with Edinburgh Art Festival 2015.

‘Holoturian’ is an underwater resonance instrument designed by Guzik to communicate with whales and dolphins in the deep seas.

For the last 10 years, the artist, musician, illustrator and inventor Ariel Guzik has searched for a way to communicate with whales and dolphins. Guzik’s project has encompassed the creation of underwater instruments, expeditions to contact whales and dolphins off the coasts of Baja California, Costa Rica and Scotland, sound recordings, and numerous fantastical drawings of this cetacean civilisation and underwater ships and gardens.

Guzik’s extraordinary vision is to build a manned underwater ship – the Narcisa - with the intention of enabling encounters between humans and cetaceans as inhabitants of parallel civilisations, free from hierarchies or intentions of domination or subordination, and devoid of utilitarian or practical research interests.

For this show, his first exhibition in the UK, commissioned by Arts Catalyst and Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, Guzik constructed a beautiful capsule, the Holoturian, designed to send a living plant and a string instrument for a period of time into the depths of the sea. Imagined and re-imagined in extraordinary drawings made by Guzik over the past decade, this ship has instrumentation, which expresses life, space, harmony and brightness as primary messages, and is dedicated to sperm whales and other deep ocean creatures.

The installation was part of Edinburgh Art Festival's 2015 commissions programme, presenting new work by leading Scottish and international emerging and established contemporary artists, and will be displayed at Edinburgh’s gothic kirk Trinity Apse.

Date2015
Web address (URL)http://www.artscatalyst.org/holoturian

Related outputs

Genetic Automata by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy
Triscott, N., Achiampong, A. and Blandy, B. 2019. Genetic Automata by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy. Arts Catalyst, London

The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Physics in Culture
Triscott, N., Crisp, F., Sebastian, S., Shears, T., Malina, R., Nahum, Neyrinck, M., Saraceno, T., Cipcigan, F., Kukula, M., Lawson, H., Coy, P., Bello, M. and Thomson. J. Triscott, N. and Crisp, F. (ed.) 2018. The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Physics in Culture. London Arts Catalyst (Publisher).

The Live Creature and Ethereal Things
Triscott, N. 2018. The Live Creature and Ethereal Things. in: Triscott, N. and Crisp, F. (ed.) The Live Creature and Ethereal Things London Arts Catalyst (Publisher). pp. 12-24

Dreamed Native Ancestry (DNA) by Mission//Misplaced Memory
Triscott, N., Bunsie, Z., Steward, G., Mathison, T. and Gould, G. 2017. Dreamed Native Ancestry (DNA) by Mission//Misplaced Memory. London

Real Lives Half Lives: Fukushima
Triscott, N., Waite, J. and Lastra, C. 2017. Real Lives Half Lives: Fukushima. Arts Catalyst, 74-76 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8DR

Conflict Minerals: Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Nabil Ahmed
Triscott, N., Autogena, L., Portway, J. and Ahmed, N. 2017. Conflict Minerals: Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Nabil Ahmed. Arts Catalyst, 74-76 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8DR

Holoturian, Ariel Guzik
Triscott, N. and Simmonds, M.P. Triscott, N. (ed.) 2017. Holoturian, Ariel Guzik. London

Curating contemporary art in the framework of the planetary commons
Triscott, N. 2017. Curating contemporary art in the framework of the planetary commons. The Polar Journal. 7 (2), pp. 374-390. doi:10.1080/2154896X.2017.1373916

Critical Art and Outer Space: a curatorial inquiry into space as a global commons
Triscott, N. 2016. Critical Art and Outer Space: a curatorial inquiry into space as a global commons. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco 29 Mar - 02 Apr 2016

Graveyard of Lost Species - Critical Art Ensemble / YoHa
Triscott, N., Harwood, G., Kurtz, S. and Lastra, C. 2016. Graveyard of Lost Species - Critical Art Ensemble / YoHa. Site specific, Leigh-on-Sea marshes, Southend, Essex. Ordinance survey grid ref: TQ 82738 85478

Notes from the Field: Commoning Practices in Art and Science
Triscott, N. and Steadman, A. 2016. Notes from the Field: Commoning Practices in Art and Science. Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology 74-76 Cromer Street London WC1H 8DR

Transmissions from the Noosphere: Contemporary art and outer space
Triscott, N. 2016. Transmissions from the Noosphere: Contemporary art and outer space. in: The Palgrave Handbook of Society, Culture & Outer Space Palgrave Macmillan.

Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen: assemble | standard | minimal
Triscott, N., Hauser, J., Cohen, R. and Van Balen, T. 2015. Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen: assemble | standard | minimal. Schering Stiftung, Unter den Linden 32-34, 10117 Berlin, Germay

SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe - Modern Ruins 1:220
Triscott, N., La Frenais, R., Padilla Domene, A. and Puig Domene, I. 2014. SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe - Modern Ruins 1:220. Furtherfield Pavilion, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ

Self-Experimentation & the Nervous Culture: Neal White’s Ethics Committee of 1
Triscott, N. 2014. Self-Experimentation & the Nervous Culture: Neal White’s Ethics Committee of 1. in: Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Towards an Ethics of Art and Science Collaboration Waag Society.

Republic of the Moon
Triscott, N. and La Frenais, R. 2014. Republic of the Moon. Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/q326q/holoturian-ariel-guzik


Share this
Tweet
Email