Holoturian, Ariel Guzik

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

TitleHoloturian, Ariel Guzik
AuthorsTriscott, N. and Simmonds, M.P.
EditorsTriscott, N.
Abstract

For the last 10 years, artist 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, and sound recordings of these remarkable encounters.

Guzik's Holoturian was a new work commissioned by Arts Catalyst and Edinburgh Art Festival in 2015. It was an installation of a new underwater resonance instrument, specially designed to communicate with whales and dolphins in the deep seas, and incorporated objects, drawings and films from the artist’s decade-long research project, which included a field trip by the artist and his team with Arts Catalyst to the Moray Firth in the North of Scotland to encounter the population of bottlenose dolphins that live there.

This new book records the project to date and explores the ideas underlying it, bringing together artistic, scientific and environmental reflections on Guzik’s work, the language and culture of cetaceans, and the challenges facing these intelligent creatures in our threatened oceans today.

It comprises images of the research and installation with texts by curator Nicola Triscott and marine scientist and conservationist Mark Simmonds OBE.

Keywordscontemporary art, cetaceans, sound installation, art, cetacean communication
Year2017
FileHoloturian_v13.pdf
Publication dates
Published28 Mar 2017
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9780992777685
Web address (URL)http://www.artscatalyst.org/new-book-ariel-guzik-holoturian-march-2017

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