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Naturarchy exhibition

Ocean Connections

Oslo Fjord Postcard
Ocean Connections, 2023-24
Kristin Bergaust | Guillermo García-Sánchez & Evangelos Voukouvalas

In visual representations, oceans are often shown as blue, empty fields or voids. Ocean Connections aims to instil these unseen spaces with stories and movement, to discover a kinship to life in the oceans. 

The project investigates processes within ecosystems which are influenced by ocean flows. Whilst focusing specifically on the Oslofjord environment in Norway, the title Ocean Connections points to the interconnectedness of all oceans. We cannot really tell where the Oslofjord ends, as it runs into Skagerrak and joins the North Sea which then flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Employing a combined means of storytelling, the work aims for an immersive, circular experience of biodiversity and ecological connections on a global scale.

The resulting artwork is a two-channel video installation, formulated and constructed from an experimental scientific and artistic dialogue and mode of collaboration, combining mathematical modelling based on Lagrangian descriptors, scientific data about ocean movements and ecological conditions, and artistic storytelling through animation and visuality.

Specter[al]s of Nature

Specterals of Nature
Specter[al]s of Nature, 2024
Ingrid Mayrhofer-Hufnagl | Alan Belward & Elahe Rajabiani

Specter[al]s of Nature is a work informed by scientific earth observation research on surface water. It is a product of speculative cartography that takes inspiration from the maps in the Atlas of Global Surface Water Dynamics, expanding them into 3D objects, which represent water creatures. 

Each sculpture represents a specific water body – the Aral Sea, Balbina dam, Pantanal wetland and Brahmaputra River. The history of how these water bodies have changed, morphed and adapted throughout forty years of earth observation is visible in the height of the sculpture, providing a thought-provoking representation of the evolving landscape.

Through the creative amalgamation of composite imagery derived from satellite technology, the projection presents a vivid depiction of a dynamic, living cartography that encompasses multiple ways of seeing, both human and non-human.

This work’s intention is to stimulate critical thinking regarding our limited understanding of time and space, challenging the existing disconnect with nature and inspiring us to reimagine ways to map the world within the evolving tapestry of existence.

EEA Photo Competition